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William Frederick WELLS

Regimental number2438
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
Address157A Young Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs. S. Wells, 157A Young Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatic fever, shell shock), Sydney, 23 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1943
Age at death60
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELLS William Frederick

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