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Regimental number4544
Place of birthMilang, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressLake Plaines, Milang, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.8
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hurtle Wright Wells, Lake Plaines, Milang, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date20 July 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 719 Pte Edward James WELLS, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: haematuria), Adelaide, 20 July 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELLS John

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