LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic Second Class Arthur WELLS

Service No: 648
Born: Hobart TAS, March 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 16 October 1916
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness, Melbourne VIC, 16 April 1917, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Coburg General Cemetery, Coburg VIC
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Place of Association: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 25 October 1916, Air Mechanic Wells embarked for the UK and was posted to No. 3 Squadron then under training in the UK.  He was diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis on 1 January 1917 and embarked for Australia on 2 February 1917.  He died at No. 11 Australian General Hospital, Caulfield VIC, on 16 April 1917.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, WELLS ARTHUR

Bibliography:

Muller, P. (Peter) and Hutchinson, J. (John) Secrets Revealed: a brief history of No. 3 Squadron RAAF, Lutheran Publishing House Adelaide SA 5000, 1991
Wrigley, H.N. (Henry Neilsen) (6) The Battle Below: Being the history of No. 3 Squadron AFC, Errol G. Knox Sydney NSW, 1935

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