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Full Name: Arthur Edward Wells
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Arthur Edward
Surname: Wells
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9184
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Bacon Curer
Next of Kin: Mr F.E. Wells, C/o Mr G. Brensell, Outram, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Arthur Street, Milton, Otago, New Zealand
Military District: Milton
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 193
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Greece
Date of Death: 27 April 1941
Age at Death: 29
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 14
Biographical Notes: Son of Francis Edward Wells and of Emma Wells (nee Clark), of Dunedin
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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