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2637: CSM George Wells

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posted on 2024-01-16, 15:02 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Colour Sergeant Major George Wells was Peter's Grandfather. George served in the Hampshire Regiment and was killed in action by shellfire at Mousetrap Farm, Wieltje, North East of Ypres on 9th June 1917.

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Name of contributor(s)

Peter Osmond

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

George Wells

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

09/06/1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Wieltje, near Ypres, Belgium

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Letter of notification of death from Exeter Station Sympathy letter dated 11/6/17 Letter from George to Ada (wife) on the day he died Photos of letter from Capt. Trevor Roper Map and detail of action on 9/6/1917 Postcard to wife dated 8/8/1913 Newspaper obituary Photos of old and new gravestones Photograph of framed cards and photos

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Southern Roadshow, Gosport (13/02/19)

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