Cedric Bayford WELLS ED, OAM

WELLS, Cedric Bayford

Service Numbers: PA4661, 410610
Enlisted: 12 June 1944, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Kew, Victoria, 17 May 1926
Home Town: Medindie, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

12 Jun 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Signalman, SN PA4661


12 Jun 1944: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Port Adelaide, South Australia
18 Oct 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Navy

Vietnam War Service

29 Oct 1968: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Major, SN 410610

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Father  Greg Hemsley Wells  and Mother Marjorie M Wells (nee _____)
living at 21 Dutton Terrace, Medindie, South Australia

Described on enlisting as 28 years 1 month old; single; fresh complexion; blue eyes;
brown hair; Church of England

12/6/1944     Enlisted at Port Adelaide, South Australia
                    as an Ordinary Sea CV V/S on board the Cerebus

12/6-18/12/1944   Ordinary Seaman on board Cerebus

19/12/1944 - 27/3/1945  Ordinary Seaman on board Nizam

28/3 - 17/10/1945  Signalman on board Nizam

18/10/1945 - 15/5/1946 Signalman on board Quadrant

16/5 - 23/5/1946  Signalman on board GPY 965

24/5 - 25/6/1946  Signalman on board Quadrant

26/6 - 24/7/1946  Signalman on board Penguin

25/7 - 18/10/1946  Signalman on board Moreton

18/10/1946   Discharged from service in Navy AIF.
                   as a Signalman on board HMAS LONSDALE

1951    Married Marion Morgan, and honeymooned motoring throughout Victoria
                       returned to their flat in Ward Street, North Adelaide, SA.

Service No: 410610
Service: Army
Service Between: 29/10/1968 and 12/11/1968
Major in Unit:      3/9th South Australian Mounted Rifles,
                          CMF (attached to C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment)


13/6/2005    Queen's Birthday 2005 Honours
                   Awarded - Medal - Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division

                   Mr Cedric Bayford WELLS ED, 22 Bagot Street, North Adelaide SA 5006

                   "For service to the ageing as President of Cottage Homes Inc,
                     and to the community through ex-Service, military history
                     and religious organisations."

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  13/4/2015.  Lest we forget.