The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private William Wells

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: William Hugh or Henry Wells

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 1953

Cause of Death: old age

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Born in Melbourne, was living in Perth, his profession was that of a prospector. In 1902, his next of kin was his father Joseph who lived in Bunbury WA. Had no previous military service.

Service Number: 2933

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Karakatta

Unit: 4th Battation Australian Commonwealth Horse (WA)

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 20/02/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 436

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Templemore, Date of Sailing: 07/04/1902 (from Fremantle)

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Escorted Boer representatives to Vereeniging for peace negotiations.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned 25 July 1902. No further information provided by registrant.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Paula Mary McAdam, North Perth WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Niece

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