George Martin WELLS

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WELLS, George Martin

Service Number: 4309
Enlisted: 1 September 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tweed Heads, New South Wales, 24 July 1884
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Illness, At Sea (aboard HS Karoola), 22 April 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4309, 15th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4309, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4309, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane

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Biography

"OBITUARY. PRIVATE WELLS.

The death of Private George Martin Wells, of the 13th Reinforcements of the 15th Battalion, formerly of Tweed Heads, is announced. His demise occurred at sea on the 22nd inst., he having been invalided home. The late Private Wells left Australia on the 3rd January, bound on active service. He was well known in Queensland and N.S. Wales sporting circles, and was the owner of several racehorses. His kind and charitable disposition made him many friends. He leaves a wife and one child, also an aged mother, three sisters and one brother. He was also a brother of the late Harry Wells, of the well-known "Well's Family Hotel" at Tweed Heads, who died the day after his brother left for the front. Deceased Private Wells married Miss Madge Keating, who was well known in Warwick, and to whom the sympathy of her many friends will be extended. Mrs. Wells is now residing in Toowoomba." - from the Warwick Examiner and Times 29 Apr 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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