George Cecil Wells

(1910 - 1942)

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George Cecil Wells
1910 - 1942
Born
c. 1910
Death
January 22, 1942
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George Cecil Wells was born c. 1910. He died on January 22, 1942 at age 32.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Cecil Wells
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George Cecil Wells
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Singapore Memorial Column 125. in Singapore
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Service number: nx/35456
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/19 Bn.
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George Cecil Wells died on January 22, 1942 at age 32. He was buried in Singapore Memorial Column 125., Singapore. He was born c. 1910. We are unaware of information about George's immediate family.

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In 1910, in the year that George Cecil Wells was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1922, he was only 12 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1924, when he was just 14 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1932, he was 22 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1942, in the year of George Cecil Wells's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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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. 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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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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c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
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c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918

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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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Unknown - Apr 29, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1913 - Jun 28, 1942 1913 - 1942
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Unknown - May 22, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
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c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
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