Tuesday 8 January 2013

Lance-Corporal Charles Wells

Born on 21 September 1893 in Williamsburg Township, Dundas County, Ontario - son of Cornelius Wells, Morrisburg, Ontario - brother of Private Harry Kenneth Wells, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Lutheran; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Morrisburg, Ontario, on 6 January 1916 (number 633165) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 19 September 1918 - wounded on 1 October 1918 - invalided to England on 28 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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