Donald Percival Wells

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First name: Donald

Middle name: Percival

Last name: Wells

Personal information:

Donald Percival Wells, cashier of Tighes' Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales, enlisted at the age of 20 on 4 Sept. 1915 and embarked from Sydney with the 30th Battalion on HMAT A35 Berrima, 17 Dec. 1915. He was promoted to Captain 19 Aug. 1916. He was wounded and captured at Bullecourt, France, on 11 April 1917 and admitted to hospital at Karlsruhe, Germany. He was a prisoner of war at Freiburg camp in Germany until he was sent to Switzerland 26 Dec. 1917. Captain Wells was repatriated to England on 14 June 1918 and embarked to return to Australia on 23 Sept. 1918. SN NX70640. Rank on enlistment is Lieutenant, Captain on NR.

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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