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WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008
Transcription © Tim Bickerdike & Mindygrace Roads 2015
Research Duncan Brownlie

The memorial for Wells stands outside St Cuthbert's Church, St Cuthbert's Street, Wells. It takes the form of a two-stepped octagonal base surmounted by square plinth whit a tapering shaft and lantern cross with bronze figures in it. The inscription is on bronze plaques set into the sides of the plinth and the top step, the whole stands on a paved area. Four knights are in individual niches in the lantern cross and the cross itself is carved with harp symbols, roses, lions rampant and swords of sacrifice. There are 99 names listed for World War 1 and 38 for World War 2. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of research and reading.

Photograph from an old postcard
Photograph (below) Copyright © Duncan Brownlie 2009

1914-1919

ADAMS Leonard Charles
Private 152613, 49th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly served as Private 32574, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 11th October 1918 age 30, and is buried at Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, France. Husband of Mrs E. Adams of 45 South Street, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at St. Johns, Frome, Somerset; and lived at Wells.
ALLEN Arthur
Private, Somerset Light Infantry. No further information currently available
ALLEN Edward
Private 6617, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916, and is buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France. Son of Mrs Jane Allen of 19 St. Thomas Street, Wells. His brother Ernest Henry also fell. Soldiers Died records that he lived at Taunton; and enlisted at Wells.
ALLEN Ernest Henry
Private 3/10006, 1st Battalion, East Surry Regiment. He died of wounds on the 21st April 1916, and is buried at Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Son of Mrs Jane Allen of 18 St. Thomas Street, Wells. His brother, Edward, also fell. Soldiers Died records that he was born at St Thomas, Somerset; and lived at Wells.
ALLEN Frederick William
Corporal M2/105572, 594th Motor Transport Corps, Royal Army Service Corps; attached to X Corps Heavy Artillery. He was killed in action on the 28th September 1917, and is buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; lived at Grove Park; and enlisted at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.
ALLEN Herbert George
Corporal 229307, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment; attached to the 7th Battalion. Formerly Private 2333, Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was killed in action on the 30th October 1917 age 25, and commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Son of John and Lucy Mary Allen of ‘Roslyn’, North Road, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; lived at Dorking; and enlisted at Burford, Dorking.
ASHMAN J
Guardsman. Added later. No further information currently available
BAKER H
Private possibly Private 5548 Henry John Baker, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 9th November 1916 age 19, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of Phoebe Ann Baker of 51 Benedict Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, and the late Thomas Baker. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Meare, Somerset; and lived at Taunton.
BAKER James
Private 27098, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. He died of wounds on the 23rd January 1918, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells, and lived at Taunton.
BAKER S T
Private probably Private 72352 Samuel Thomas Baker, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. He died of wounds on the 28th May 1918, and is buried at La Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery, France. Soldiers Died records that he lived at Taunton.
BARKER Joseph Strong
Private 26556, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 23rd April 1917, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Crocombe, Somerset; and lived at Wells.
BATSTONE Hubert F
Private 3047, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 5th May 1915 age 19, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Son of F. H. and Eliza Batstone of 3 Knapps Hill Terrace, Bath Road, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he lived at Pontypool, Monmouthshire, and enlisted at Wells.
BENDALL E C
Private. No further information currently available
BIRD E E
Corporal, Military Foot Police. No further information currently available
BISHOP Hubert Charles
Lance Corporal 7687 Bishop, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 26th August 1914 age 26, and is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. Son of Albert and Helen Bishop of 14 Trelawney Road, Brislington, Bristol; husband of Beatrice Mary Bishop of 11 Haybridge Villas, Haybridge, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Holton, Somerset; and lived at Taunton.
BROWN Amos
Private 2036, North Somerset Yeomanry. He died on the 12th December 1916 age 25, and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Brown of Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
BROWN Edwin
Gunner 238346, ‘D’ Battery, 186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action on the 11th January 1918, and is buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Soldiers Died records that he was born at West Coke, Somerset; and lived at Wells.
BROWN G
Private No further information currently available
BROWNE W
Private No further information currently available
CANNON Walter
Private 20028, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Formerly Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed in action on the 8th June 1918. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Horrington, Wells; lived at London; and enlisted at Wells.
CATTELL Charles
Serjeant PLY/10241, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS London. He died on the 21st January 1915, and is buried at the Portland Royal Naval Cemetery. Son of the late Samuel and Emma Cattell of Wells.
CATTELL Samuel
Serjeant PLY/13800, Royal Marines Light Infantry, 1st Royal Marines Battalion, Royal Naval Division. He died on the 25th August 1918 age 28, and is buried at the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, France. Son of Samuel and Emma Cattell of Wells.
CHAPPELL Herbert H
Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry. No further information currently available
COOMBES John
Private 5776, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 9th November 1916, and is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Taunton.
CORNISH, MM Emmanuel James
Private 49721, 18th Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was killed in action on the 13th April 1918 age 23, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Son of Mr R. and Mrs E. Cornish of Bath Road, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Tonypandy, Wales.
CROSSMAN John
Private 26523, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 18th August 1917, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
CURTIS Ernest Milward
Lance Corporal 14868, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 18th August 1916 age 23, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of John and Annie Jane Curtis of 7 St. Andrew Street, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Hartlebury, Worcestershire, lived at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset; and enlisted at Wells.
CURTIS Percival
Driver T/4/160412, 1st Company. 31st Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps. He died on the 2nd November 1918 age 32; and is buried at Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Belgium. Husband of Florence Mary Curtis of 5 Priory Villas, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Hartlebury, Worcestershire, lived at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset; and enlisted at Wells.
DAVIES Evan Harte
Private, Gloucestershire Regiment. No further information currently available
DELL Reginald
Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). He died on the 8th May 1918, age 31, and is buried at Avesnes-Sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery, France. Son of Harry and Selina Dell of Wells; husband of Hilda M. Dell of 90 Fawnbrake Avenue, Herne Hill, London.

His Medal Index Card shows that he was originally commissioned on the 9th August 1915 as 2nd Lieutenant, Bedfordshire Regiment, and landed in France on the 25th July 1916. He married his wife, Hilda M. Fox at Wells in March 1918. They had only been married about two months before he died.

He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal pair in 1922, which were send to his widow, then living at 24 Union Street, Wells.

DURBAN Frederick George
Private 260253, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly Private 30719, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 9th December 1917 age 37, and is buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, France. Son of William and Mary Ann Durbin of Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
ELLIOTT Albert William
Private, 23308 Albert William Elliott, 39th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died on the 20th May 1917 age 29, and is buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of Emily Elliott of The Cottages, Ash Lane, Wells, and the late William Roberts Elliott. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Southampton.
ELLIOTT Edward
Private 8952, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. He died on the 8th September 1916, and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Dorchester, Dorset.
GARDENER Victor Albert Edward
Ships Steward Assistant M/14725, HMS Natal, Royal Navy. He died on the 30th December 1915 age 18, and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs F. J. Gardner of 78 Southover, Wells.
GODFREY Denzie Phippen
Private 25532, 5th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. He died on the 22nd October 1917 age 23, and is buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs A. G. Godfrey of South View, Upper Coxley, Wells.
GRANT Cecil
Private 6699, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 11th November 1914 age 29, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Son of the late Mrs. Ellen Grant; husband of Augusta White (formerly Grant) of 2 Vale View, Penrhiwceiber, Glamorgan. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
HALLETT W H
Private. Added later. No further information currently available
HAMILTON Ronald Victor James
Private 5256, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. He died on the 12th September 1916 age 19, and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Son of the late Finlay and Catherine Hamilton, of Wells.
HANN Arthur Edwin
Private 34156, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Formerly served as Private 2034, North Somerset Yeomanry. He was killed in action on the 10th February 1918, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, lived at Bath; and enlisted at Wells.
HARES A
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. No further information currently available
HARES John H
Private PO/17721, 1st Royal Marines Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. He died on the 30th September 1918, and is buried at Proville British Cemetery, France.
HATCHER Frederick
[Listed as E HATCHER on memorial] Bombardier 39800, Royal Horse Artillery. He died on the 4th November 1918 age 34, and is buries at Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Son of Henry Austin Hatcher and Elizabeth Hatcher of 8 Southover, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Cardiff.
HEATH Samuel J
Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. No further information currently available
HIPPISLEY Harold Edwin
Second Lieutenant Harold Edwin Hippisley, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 23rd October 1914, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

His Medal Index Card shows that he landed in France on the 14th August 1914. He was awarded the 1914 Star with Aug-Nov 1914 bar, which was applied for by his widow in November 1917. Her address was 83 Elm Grove, Southsea, Hants; later Northam House, Wells.

HOLMES Basil S
Lieutenant, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. No further information currently available
KING Harry George
Cooks Mate M/15827 (PO), HMS Glatton, Royal Navy. He was born in Wells on the 3rd December 1894, and died on the 21st September 1918. He is buried at Wells Cemetery
KNIGHT Ronald Victor
Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service. Formerly served as 2nd Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. He died on the 12th March 1917 age 23, and is buried at Wells Cemetery. Son of John N. Knight of Milton Hill, Wells and Marie Knight. Volunteered from Guys Hospital, 1914; transferred at own request to RNAS, 1916.

His Medal Index Card shows that he landed in France on the 11th May 1915, and was awarded the 1914/15 Star trio. It also states that though his widow, Mrs Booth of 47 {illegible} Road, Hendon, was officially entitled to his medals; she had requested that they be sent to his father, John Knight of Milton Hill, Wells.

KNIGHT Walter G
Private SP/3751, 24th (Service) Battalion (2nd Sportsman's), Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action on the 12th July 1916, and is buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived in London.
LANE William Edmund
Private 28824, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Previously served as Private 1955, West Somerset Yeomanry. He was killed in action on the 22nd March 1918 age 32, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France. Son of Mrs Alice Lane of 19 Priest Row, Wells, and the late Tom Lane. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
LANE William John
Stoker 1st Class SS/110795, HMS Amphion, Royal Navy. He died on the 6th August 1914 age 21, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Henry and Mary Lane of Wells. Note that the memorial incorrectly states that he was a Steward.
LILLEY Maurice
Corporal 26564, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 13th July 1918, and is buried at Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born and enlisted at Wells; and lived at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
MAPSTONE Bertram [Bert]C
[Listed as Guardsman on memorial] Private 18762, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. He died of wounds on the 1st August 1917 age 23, and is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Sarah Mapstone of 30 St. Cuthbert Street, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; lived at Taunton.
MILLINGTON William Edward
Private 50833, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 1st September 1918 age 18, and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Son of the late George Henry and Ann Millington. Soldiers Died records that he was born and enlisted at Wells; and lived at Taunton.
MOGG Harry Clifford
Private 302927, 12th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 26th September 1917 age 33, and is buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Mogg of Rock House, High Street, Wells; husband of Mrs Harry Clifford Rider (formerly Mogg) of 267 Francis Avenue, Portsmouth. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells; and enlisted at Gosport.
MOORE George Ernest
Corporal 10112, ‘A’ Company, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 1st August 1915 age 23, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Son of Mrs Edith Moore of 10 Halswell Street, Mathewstown, Penrhiwceiber, Glamorgan. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
MORGAN Alfred Charles
Private 17992, 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment. He died on the 28th January 1915, and is buried at Beech Grove Cemetery, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; lived at Cinderford, Gloucestershire; and enlisted at Treharris, Glamorgan.
MUMFORD W J
Driver. Added later. No further information currently available
OATLEY P
Private. Added later. No further information currently available
OATLEY P
[Also listed as OATEY] Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry. No further information currently available
PARKER A C
Signalman. No further information currently available
PARKER Ralph Jonas
Private, ‘D’ Company, 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly Private 8/37480, Devonshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 23rd October 1918 age 18, and is buried at Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France. Son of William and Kate Parker of Queen's Cross House, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born and enlisted at Wells; and lived at Taunton.
PARSONS C J
Private No further information currently available
PAUL, MC Edgar Paul
[Listed as E T PAUL on memorial] Captain, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Formerly Quarter Master Sergeant 4812 and Warrant Officer 1st Class. He died of wounds on the 10th September 1918, and is buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

His Medal Index Card shows that he landed in France on the 21st August 1914, and was commissioned on the 29th August 1916. He was awarded the 1914 Star with Aug-Nov 1914 bar, and a Mentioned in Despatches oak leaf. His next of kin was his widow living at Lorne House, Priory Road, Wells.

PAUL Frederick [Charles]
Private 3013, 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry. He died on the 12th October 1916 age 24, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of William and Harriet Paul of 16, South Street, Wells.
PHIPPS Henry James
Private 202177, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 30th August 1918, and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells; and enlisted at Bristol.
PLENTY Albert
Gunner 17550, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He died of wounds on the 27th October 1916 age 21, and is buried at Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. Son of Isaac and Sarah Plenty of 16A Southover, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Bath.
PRICE W J
Driver No further information currently available
PROSSER William F
Private, Royal Air Force. No further information currently available
RUNCIEMAN Alexander John
[Listed as J A RUNCIEMAN on memorial] Aircraftman 2nd Class 145692, No. 5 School of Aeronautics, Royal Air Force. Note discrepancy in initials. He died on the 15th May 1919 age 22, and is buried at Denham (St Mary) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire. Son of Arthur John and Eliza Runcieman of 3 Alfred Street, Wells.
RUSS SStanley Hugh
Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died on the 28th October 1920, and is buried at Wells Cemetery.

SAGE William
Private, Royal Defence Corps. No further information currently available
SEAL John James
Able Seaman R/2801, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division. He died on the 26th October 1917 age 22, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Son of Mr J. J. and Mrs E. Seal of 64 Southover, Wells.
SHARMAN Ernst Walter
Private 3/1190, New Zealand Medical Corps. He died on the 18th January 1918 age 29, and is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Richard and A. M. Sharman of 4 Cheddar Valley Buildings, Wells.
SILCOX Baylis
Second Lieutenant, General List, attached to the 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Formerly Corporal 986, Royal Irish Regiment. He was killed in action on the 29th December 1917 age 23, and is buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Walter Albert and Ruth G. Silcox of 17 Southbroom, Devizes, Wiltshire.

His Medal Index Card records that he landed at Gallipoli on the 8th July 1915 with the Royal Irish Regiment. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on the 30th September 1916. He was awarded the 1914/15 Star trio with a Mention in Despatches.

SMART William Henry
Private 26581, 12th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 6th November 1917 age 19, and is buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of John and Jessie Smart of 4 Priory Place, St. John Street, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born and enlisted at Wells; and lived at Weston-super-Mare.
STEVENS Archibald
Private 10405, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He died of wounds on the 19th August 1916, and is buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
STEVENS J E P
Private. No further information currently available
STEVENS William C
Corporal 30056, Royal Field Artillery. He died on the 2nd November 1916 age 32, and is buried at Wells Cemetery. Husband of Minnie A. Stevens of 22A Southover, Wells. Oddly he is not listed in Soldiers Died.
STILES P G
Marine. No further information currently available
STOKES Sidney Douglas
Private 8846, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. He died of wounds on Christmas day 1915, and is buried at Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Dorchester, Dorset.
TAYLOR A J
Private. No further information currently available
TIDBALL Harry James
Private20748, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 27th August 1918, and is buried at the AIF Burial Ground, Flers, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Evercreech, Somerset; lived at Weston-super-Mare; and enlisted at Highbridge, Somerset.
TOULMIN S N
Signaller No further information currently available
TRENCHARD Joseph J
Private 201971, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 4th February 1917, and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells.
TRIM Frederick Charles
Sapper 508532, 7th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly served as Private 4281, Somerset Light Infantry. He died on the 23rd September 1918 age 22, and is buried at Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Mr and Mrs G. Trim of 15 Priest Row, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
TUDWAY Hervey Robert Charles
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. He died of wounds on the 18th November 1914 age 26, and is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Son of Charles Clement Tudway and Alice Constance Tudway (nee Hervey-Bathurst) of Milton Lodge, Wells.

His Medal Index Card shows that he embarked for France on the 12th October 1914, and he was awarded a 1914 Star with Aug-Nov 1914 bar, which were send to his father at Wells in January 1919.

UPSHALL Theophilus
Private 13087, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action on the 16th September 1916 age 29. Son of Theophilus and Georgina Upshall of Pilton, Somerset. Born and enlisted North Wootton, Somerset; lived Glastonbury.
VERNOUM A E
Private 244649, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He died in the 14th April 1920 age 47, and is buried at Wells Cemetery. Husband of Elizabeth Vernoum of 28 St. Cuthbert Street, Wells.
VILE Henry
Fireman, SS War Firth, Mercantile Marine. He died on the 4th September 1918 age 29, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Son of William Henry Vile of 1 Silver Street, Wells, and the late Maria Vile (nee Wilkins).
VINCENT Harry Alexander
Private 17370, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 23rd October 1917, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Soldiers Died records that he was born and enlisted at Wells; and lived at Taunton.
VINCENT Joshua
Private 32577, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 7th August 1917, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset; and lived at Wells.
WEBB Ernest William Job
Leading Seaman 195407, HM Submarine E20, Royal Navy. He died on the 5th November 1915 age 33, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Alfred and Jemima Webb of Burcott Road, Wells; husband of Alice Jessie Webb of 45 Bethel Avenue, Hermit Road, Plaistow, London.
WELSFORD Ernest George
Private 22515, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the 24th August 1916, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.
WEST Albert C
Acting Sergeant TR4/4063, 51st (Graduating) Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Formerly Private 24683, Welsh Regiment. He died on the 9th July 1918, and is buried at Wells Cemetery. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Aldershot, Hampshire; lived at Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales; and enlisted at Wells.
WESTERN William
Private 12666, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916, age 33, and is buried at Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, France. Husband of Blanche E. Thomas (formerly Western) of 108 Thomas Street, Tonypandy, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Native of Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; and lived at Tonypandy, Glamorgan.
WHEELER Robert Howard Allen
Lance Corporal G/15110 Robert Howard Allen Wheeler, 25th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He died of wounds on the 11th June 1917, and is buried at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania. Soldiers Died records that he was born and enlisted at Wells; and lived in London.
WHITE John Edward
Private Private 21015, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. He was killed in action on the 24th April 1916, and is buried at Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at Wells; lived at Blackwood, Monmouthshire; and enlisted at Ynysddu, Monmouthshire.
WILLIAMS Albert Edward
Lance Corporal A/1760, 9th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He died of wounds on the 14th April 1917, and is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. Soldiers Died records that he was born at St George’s, Dorchester; lived at Taunton; and enlisted at Wells.
WINSLOW [Shirley] Cuthbert
Private 27747, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly Private 5806, Gloucestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 16th November 1916, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Soldiers Died records that he lived at Wells; and enlisted at Ramsgate, Kent.
WOTOON John
Private 19381, 5th battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Formerly Private 25759, Somerset Light Infantry. He died of wounds on the 19th April 1918 age 31, and is buried at Pernes British Cemetery, France. Son of William and Kate Wotton; husband of Amelia Rose Wotton of 4 Davis Terrace, Wells. Soldiers Died records that he was born and lived at Wells.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

REMEMBER ALSO THOSE WHO DIED FOR TRUTH AND FREEDOM 1939 - 1945

ALLEN W J
Gunner No further information currently available
BROWN R W
Private No further information currently available
CHISHOLM D E
Trooper No further information currently available
COLLET J S J
Private No further information currently available
DOWELL L S D
Trooper No further information currently available
FORD A C H
Serjeant No further information currently available
FOWLER J G
Serjeant No further information currently available
FREEGARD D V
Able Seaman No further information currently available
GRIFFIN R C
Leading Writer No further information currently available
GOOLD P E
Corporal No further information currently available
MATHEW A E
Sapper No further information currently available
MILLINGTON K W
Private No further information currently available
MULLINS Sybil Antoinette
Leading Aircraft Woman 2127023, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She died on the 31st July 1944 age 19, and is buried at Wells Cemetery. Daughter of George Edward and Kathleen Maude Mullins of Wells.
PATTS H
Private No further information currently available
POPLE F W
Lance Serjeant No further information currently available
ROCHFORT J D
Bandsman No further information currently available
SAMUEL J C
Serjeant No further information currently available
SAMUEL W J
Gunner No further information currently available
SINGLETON E B
Corporal No further information currently available
SHADWICK W R P
Lance Corporal No further information currently available
STEVENS R D
Stoker No further information currently available
TOOMER R
Flying Officer No further information currently available
VICK W J
Serjeant No further information currently available
WARDROPPER J
Lance Corporal No further information currently available
WHITCOMBE D
Lance Corporal No further information currently available
WHITE O F
Marine No further information currently available
WHITING M A
Flight Sergeant No further information currently available
WITT L S
Signalman No further information currently available

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