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Walter WELLS

ReligionChurch of England
Address'Como', King's Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amelia Wells, 'Como', King's Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He organized the men of his platoon and maintained his position during the most intense enemy bombardment. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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