1st/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)
Cyril Wells died on 25th April 1916, and was buried in SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD CEMETERY, Nottinghamshire.
He was born c1894 at Sutton-in-Ashfield, to parents Joseph Matthew and Sarah Wells. Joseph Matthew Wells was a native of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, who married Sarah Orton at St Mary Sutton in July 1885. On the 1901 census the family were living in Sutton in Ashfield, although after the death of Cyril they resided at Edward Street, East Kirkby, Notts.
Notts Free Press - In Memoriam - 27th April 1917
Wells - In loving memory of Ptr. Cyril Wells, who died April 25th 1916, aged 20 years. We stood by his bedside, it caused us bitter grief, to watch him slowly fade away, and could not give relief. Friends may think we have forgotten him, when at times they see us smile; but they never know the sorrow that smile hides all the while. - From loving Father, Olive, Sisters and Brothers.
‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Part 49 The Sherwood
Wells, Cyril. Born Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, enlisted Newark (resides East Kirkby, Notts). 1/8th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). Private 2117, Died, at home, 25th April 1916.
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