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Joseph Leonard WELLS

Regimental number3137
Place of birthJersey, England
SchoolSaint Marks, Jersey, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressGrosvenor Hotel, Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Edwin Courtney Wells, Grosvenor Hotel, Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 August 1918
Place of death or woundingLa Boisselle, Somme Sector - France
Age at death28
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row B, Grave I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alice Maud and E C WELLS.

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