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Edgar Hilton Wells


Yeoman of Signals, V25099, RCNVR


Born: 21 Oct 1898, Clysthydon, Devon, England


Died: 08 Jun 1944, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Book of Remembrance


WELLS, Edgar Hilton, Sig, V25009, RCNVR, died - 08 Jun 1944, HMC SIGNAL STATION TURPLE HEAD / HMCS STADACONA - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wells, Liskeard, Cornwall, England; husband of Dora Wells, Halifax, NS.


Yeoman of Signals Edgar Hilton Wells died of natural causes at H.M.C. signal station at Turple Head near Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Yeoman of Signals Edgar Hilton Wells had a distinguished record of service, in the navy; both in the this war and the First World War. In the last war, he had the distinction of serving with King George VI, aboard H.M.S. Collingwood, in the battle of Jutland. He was also proud of his achievement of service. He served on a submarine, at the time of the Baltic fighting in Russia, in 1920. In addition he served with the Royal Irish Constabulary, and was retired with a pension from this force when it was disbanded in 1922. At the outbreak of the present war Mr. Wells was called into service with the Canadian Navy, and was posted to a station in Sydney for a time but was later called to Halifax where he served at various stations. Besides his widow, who resides at 353 Dutch Village Road, one daughter survives, Mrs. Evelyn Feacey also living on Dutch Village Road.


Ships served in:

HMCS BERSIMIS - Served in Bersimis 07 Nov 1939 - 28 Mar 1940

HMCS SYDNEY RIVER - Served in Sydney River 29 Mar 1940 - 27 Oct 1940

HMCS SYDNEY RIVER - Served in Sydney River 21 Feb 1941 - 21 Sep 1941

HMCS VENTURE - Served in Venture 23 Sep 1941 - 11 Jan 1942

HMCS VENTURE  - Served in Venture 10 Mar 1942 - 30 Apr 1942





(EW01-EW02) Certificate of Services (pages 1 & 2)  (EW03) Casualty Report



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