WELLS, John Russell
(Service number 3/3086)

First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank Captain


Date 28 May 1891 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 72 Heriot Road, Dunedin
Occupation Medical practitioner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
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
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 24th Reinforcements, (Second Draft) Medical Corps
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Pakeha
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 August 1975 Age 84 years
Place of Death Wellington
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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