"In the 6th , both the leading
company commanders - Wells (the same who had charge of part of
the line on the 400 Plateau on April 25th) and Kieran, a born leader of
men - were mortally wounded."
Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918, BEAN, C E W,
The Story of Anzac, volume 2, 11th edition, page 29, Struggle for
Krithia (source 1)
"As the supporting battalions were
hurrying forward, the now scattered groups of men from 6th and 7th
Battalions, were moving on through a rain of bullets. In 6th
Battalion, the commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel W. McNicoll was
wounded, and company commanders Major R. Wells and Lieutenant R.
Kiernan, who had les the first line of 6th Battalion forward of Tommies'
Trench, were both killed."
The White Gurkhas,
page 100 (source 72)