Gnr
Ellis Wells

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
11/11/1896
Geboorteplaats:
Crayke, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Service nummer:
129198
Dienstneming plaats:
York, Yorkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "A"Bty.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
22/09/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Lock N° 8, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Leeftijd:
20

Begraafplaats

Bedford House Cemetery
Plot: Enclosure No.2, I
Rij: F
Graf: 38

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 2

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#2 Dienstneming plaats

Mijn verhaal

Gunner Ellis Wells was part of ‘A’ Battery, 186th Brigade, 39th Division. During the night of the 21st /22nd of September a German shell landed into the small dugout where he and another soldier were sleeping. Although Gunner Wells was brought to advanced dressing station, his life could not be saved. Due to the location of his burial the advanced dressing station can be presumed to be the advanced dressing station northeast of Voormezele, on the east bank of the Ypres-Komen canal between Lock N°8 and Lankhof Farm. The location where the ‘A’ Battery was stationed at the end of the month September could not be determined due to the fact that the War Diaries of August and September 1917 are not preserved. At the start of October 1917 the 186th Brigade Royal Field Artillery was stationed near Lock N°7 on the Ypres-Komen canal. Its likely that the Brigade was also located near this position at the end of September 1917.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/483653/wells,-/
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Naval & Military Archive
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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W.G. MacPherson, Medical Services General History : History of the Great War based on official documents, 139.
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