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Richard William WELLS

Date of birth24 March 1878
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Grace V Wells, c/o Mr Burrow, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 May 1915
Place of burialLancashire Landing Cemetery (Row D, Grave I), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, St Peter's Anglican Church, Ballarat, Victoria. Commemorated on Kensington Methodist (now Uniting) Church Roll of Honour ('A Loving tribute to the Memory of Our Brave Men'), McCracken Street, Kensington, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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