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W.J.Wells
« on: September 10, 2010, 04:19:17 PM »
My grandfather served in the Manchester Regt. No.50889 Pte.W.J.Wells.I dont know what battalion he was in.He was awarded the Military Medal on 28/09/1918 E.of Couellet Wood.I dont know where this is or anything else about his service record.Can anyone help.

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 06:14:55 PM »
Hi Wells and a Warm Welcome to our forum  ;D

It's unusual for no one to have replied to such a straight forward request !  I think I may have found the problem....... was his first name William? and could his number have not been
My grandfather served in the Manchester Regt. No.50889 Pte.W.J.Wells.

But perhaps 50989 ?

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 09:15:39 PM »
Hi Wells
Welcome to the forum

A William Wells with the number Wendi gave has a Medal Index card on Ancestry.

He first went over seas with the Middlesex Regiment and had a number of G/86522. Then at some stage transfered to the Manchester Regiment with a number of 50989. Then to the R.E with a number of 339407.
I can't find any service or other records for him on Ancestry.
He was entitled to the Victoryand British medals.

Timberman

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Re: W.J.Wells
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 07:17:19 AM »
hiya wells
his MM was gazetted on 14th may 1919.he was with the 8th battalion

mack ;D

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 01:33:50 PM »
Many thanks to Wendi / Timberman and Mack.It just goes to show you what difference a digit makes.It is my grandfather he was William and he was in both regiments and ended up in the R.E. in Chatham where he met my grandmother.Any ideas as to where I can research when he went overseas and the whereabouts of Couellet Wood

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 08:04:18 PM »
Wells, I think it may be spelt Couillet and if you type that into google maps it will show you where it is.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 08:16:25 AM »
Thanks Kingo it seems I had the wrong digit and spelling.

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 08:22:05 AM »
Don't worry Wells, we usually get there in the end  ;D

What happened to your granddad after the war?  do you know?

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 11:03:02 AM »
He worked in Chatham Dockyard in the second world war and up to retirement and then died a year later in 1966.The only photos we have of him in the first world war are on horseback or standing with grooming gear in his hands.