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Offline Mark Hone

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Private Edward Wells, 8th Manchesters, died 10/1/44
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:49:41 PM »
A former pupil is trying to find out information about the circumstances in which his great-grandfather Private Edward Wells of 8th Manchesters died on Malta on 10/1/44. Nothing seems to be known in the family and a check of the CWGC database and the Roll of Honour doesn't offer any clues.
Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Private Edward Wells, 8th Manchesters, died 10/1/44
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »
Mark,

The 8th Bn left Malta in August 1943!!

regards

Offline Mark Hone

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Re: Private Edward Wells, 8th Manchesters, died 10/1/44
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 08:07:43 PM »
That's part of the mystery! He was 43 and is buried in Pembroke Cemetery.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 08:11:41 PM by Mark Hone »

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: Private Edward Wells, 8th Manchesters, died 10/1/44
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 04:50:19 PM »
I assume that he was left in hospital when the battalion moved on and died there, either through natural causes or as the result of wounds caused by the earlier bombing of the island.
Robert

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Re: Private Edward Wells, 8th Manchesters, died 10/1/44
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 01:15:49 PM »
Hi Mark

Is the family in the process of obtaining his service record?

Wendi
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Offline Mark Hone

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Re: Private Edward Wells, 8th Manchesters, died 10/1/44
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 07:05:26 PM »
I've advised them to do so. Thanks.