WELLS, John Russell
(Service number 3/3086)
|First Rank||Lieutenant||Last Rank||Captain|
|Date||28 May 1891||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||72 Heriot Road, Dunedin|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs Phoebe Doris Bardsley WELLS (wife), C/o Mrs C. L. Maslin, 1 Rolleston Street, Timaru; later 22 Office Road, St Albans, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||24th Reinforcements, (Second Draft) Medical Corps|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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|Date||22 August 1975||Age||84 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
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John Russell Wells was the son of Arthur crosby and Jessie Wells. He married Phoebe doris bardsley Maslin on 29 March 1917 at Geraldine. Captain J. R. Wells returned to New Zealand in September 1918 per the 'Ionic', which was bringing a large number of invalided soldiers.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 January 2017]; Timaru Herald, 30 September 1918 (Papers Past) [06 December 2015]
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