George William Wells

(1919 - 1940)

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George William Wells
1919 - 1940
Born
c. 1919
Death
May 27, 1940
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George William Wells was born c. 1919. He died on May 27, 1940 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George William Wells
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Bertenacre Military Cemetery Fletre in France
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Service number: 6402377
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Cinque Ports Bn.
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George William Wells died on May 27, 1940 at age 21. He was buried in Bertenacre Military Cemetery Fletre, France. He was born c. 1919. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships.

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In 1919, in the year that George William Wells was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1924, by the time he was just 5 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1928, by the time he was merely 9 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1936, by the time he was 17 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1940, in the year of George William Wells's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
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c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
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c. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1887 - Jan 10, 1943 1887 - 1943
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Unknown - Aug 11, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1915 - May 23, 1941 1915 - 1941
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c. 1882 - Jun 15, 1915 1882 - 1915
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Unknown - Aug 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1898 - Aug 16, 1917 1898 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 24, 1918 ? - 1918
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Unknown - Jul 2, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - May 9, 1918 ? - 1918
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Unknown - Nov 2, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1894 - May 11, 1916 1894 - 1916
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