George Edward Wells

(1889 - 1916)

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George Edward Wells
1889 - 1916
Born
c. 1889
Death
November 5, 1916
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George Edward Wells was born c. 1889. He died on November 5, 1916 at age 27.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Edward Wells
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'3550' Grevillers British Cemetery in 1st Bn.
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Service number: France
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.
Honors/awards: M M
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George Edward Wells passed away on November 5, 1916 at 27 years of age. He was buried in '3550' Grevillers British Cemetery, 1st Bn.. He was born c. 1889. We have no information about George's family or relationships.

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In 1889, in the year that George Edward Wells was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1890, when he was merely 1 year old, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1894, when he was just 5 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1908, he was 19 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1916, in the year of George Edward Wells's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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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. 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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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. 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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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917

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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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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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Unknown - May 31, 1916 ? - 1916
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