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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bert" Herbert Samuel WELLS

Born 1894 in Guildford, Western Australia [15]
Son of Edward WELLS and Emily BYRNE [15]
Resided with his parents on Prospect Farm in Bindoon 1894-1904 [P1]
His father died at the age of 58 on 6 November 1904, when his youngest sister was less than three months old [P1]
Following his father's death he shifted two miles north with his mother and siblings to Mount Pleasant Farm in Bindoon [P458]
For twelve months they lived with his uncle Thomas H. BYRNE on Mount Pleasant Farm in Bindoon [P458]
Upon leaving Mount Pleasant he shifted with his mother and siblings to Bush Grove Farm in Wannamal [P458]
Student at the Wannamal State School in Wannamal in 1906 and 1907 [114]
Resided in Wannamal until enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force on 20 November 1916 [94]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A34 Persic on 29 December 1916 [18]
Private 3125 in the Australian Imperial Force's 3rd Pioneer Battalion during the First World War [94]
While on a visit to Three Springs he attended the Three Springs Day held on Thursday 26 September 1918 [10: 4-Oct-1918]
At the Three Springs Day he won the High Jump and he and his cousin Leslie C. BYRNE won the Rescue Race [10]
Labourer in Three Springs 1919-1927 [19]
He was a nephew of, and may have worked for, Edmund K. BYRNE of Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs [P1]
Resided in Kalgoorlie from before 1943 until his death in 1971 [P1]
Died 16 September 1971; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Herbert Samuel Wells' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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