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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Richard WELLS WELLS, Richard William

Spirits of Gallipoli - Richard WELLS


Spirits of Gallipoli - Richard WELLS
Unit 6th Battalion, C Company Rank Major
Date of Enlistment 19 August 1914 Service no. -
Date of Death 11 May 1915 Place of Death At sea - from a gunshot wound to the throat received at 2nd Battle of Krithia. His remains were transferred to the Peninsular following his death at sea.
Age 37    
Cemetery Lancashire Landing Details D. 1.
Epitaph None
Next of Kin (Wife) SOUTHAM Grace Victoria Address 77 Francis St, Ascot Vale VIC
Parents William Richard and Emily Wells Address  
Date of Birth 24 March 1878 Place of birth VIC Hotham


"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."

The 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)

Other Sources

Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Age Newspaper, 20 May 1915, page 10 (source 44)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Argus Newspaper, 20 May 1915, page 5 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Australasian Newspaper, 29 May 1915, page i (source 31)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Family details Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Spirits of Gallipoli
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Gallipoli Heroes – a tribute to the men from Western Victoria who gave their lives for their country.  MASSEY, Graeme, page 115 (source 19)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 48 (source 14)

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