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William Brock Wells

In memory of:

Private William Brock Wells

January 11, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

418785

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

"A" Coy. 42nd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Thomas Reade Wells and Clara Henderson (his wife), of 602, Girouard Avenue, Montreal. Born at Maitland, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 180 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 7.

Location:

DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 11.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Dikkebusseweg (N375). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On passing through the village of Dikkebus the road continues for 6 Km to the village of Loker. Continuing through the village of Loker the road becomes Lokerstraat which runs for 2 Km to the village of Dranouter. 50 metres before Dranouter village lies a right hand turning into a semi residential area. The DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 50 metres after this turning on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada
  • Attestation Papers (Reverse)
  • Diary– William Brock Wells was one of six soldiers whose deaths were recorded in the War Diary of the 42nd Canadian Infantry Battalion for January 1916.

Source:  War Diary 42nd Canadian Infantry Battalion.  War Diaries of the First World War. Library and Archives Canada
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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