George Alfred Wells

(1898 - 1917)

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George Alfred Wells
1898 - 1917
Born
c. 1898
Death
August 30, 1917
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George Alfred Wells was born c. 1898. He died on August 30, 1917 at age 19.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Alfred Wells
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Eterpigny British Cemetery A. 11. in France
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Service number: 29124
Rank: Private
Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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George Alfred Wells died on August 30, 1917 at age 19. He was buried in Eterpigny British Cemetery A. 11., France. He was born c. 1898. We are unaware of information about George's immediate family.

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In 1898, in the year that George Alfred Wells was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1900, George was merely 2 years old when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1905, at the age of just 7 years old, George was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1917, in the year of George Alfred Wells's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
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c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
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c. 1913 - Jun 28, 1942 1913 - 1942
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c. 1886 - Apr 28, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1910 - Feb 20, 1946 1910 - 1946
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c. 1892 - Mar 30, 1916 1892 - 1916
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1891 - Nov 11, 1914 1891 - 1914
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c. 1910 - Jan 22, 1942 1910 - 1942
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c. 1923 - Jul 30, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1902 - Jul 5, 1945 1902 - 1945
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c. 1889 - Nov 5, 1916 1889 - 1916
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c. 1891 - Nov 22, 1915 1891 - 1915
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c. 1897 - Oct 14, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1919 - Nov 21, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1907 - Nov 24, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jun 23, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1888 - Apr 26, 1915 1888 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 17, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1881 - Mar 17, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1904 - Aug 1, 1940 1904 - 1940

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c. 1886 - Apr 28, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1910 - Feb 20, 1946 1910 - 1946
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c. 1892 - Mar 30, 1916 1892 - 1916
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1891 - Nov 11, 1914 1891 - 1914
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c. 1910 - Jan 22, 1942 1910 - 1942
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c. 1923 - Jul 30, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1902 - Jul 5, 1945 1902 - 1945
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c. 1889 - Nov 5, 1916 1889 - 1916
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c. 1891 - Nov 22, 1915 1891 - 1915
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c. 1897 - Oct 14, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1919 - Nov 21, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1907 - Nov 24, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jun 23, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1888 - Apr 26, 1915 1888 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 17, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1881 - Mar 17, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1904 - Aug 1, 1940 1904 - 1940
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c. 1913 - Jun 28, 1942 1913 - 1942
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