VE Day in Wells marketplace in 1945

75th ANNIVERSARY

OF

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

THE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

- A collaboration between Wells & Mendip Museum and the Wells City Archives -

 

The Wells War Memorial Project traces the 39 men and women of Wells who died during the Second World War and are named on the memorial.

The information will be made available on this page and social media.

 

As part of its celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the museum and Wells City Archives are collaborating to produce brief biographies of each of the 39 men and women of Wells who died during that war and who are named on the Wells War Memorial.

 

Scroll down to read the biographies.

The Wells War Memorial Project is being led by Peter Trueman.

 

As the research is ongoing, any photographs or stories of those named on the memorial would be most welcome.

Please contact Peter directly at:

e: petertrueman100@aol.com

t: 01749 670162

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The Wells War Memorial Project

 

Click on an image to open a biography.

 

Alternatively, select the biography you would like to view from the list of names below the gallery.

 

The biographies will open as PDFs. More will be added as the project progresses.

List of Biographies

Click here to open the story of Maurice Whiting

Click here to open the story of Walter Allen

Click here to open the story of Percy Goold

Click here to open the story of Harold Howell

Click here to open the story of Gilbert Hutton

Click here to open the story of Alfred Mallows

Click here to open the story of Kenneth Millington

Click here to open the story of Frank Pople

Click here to open the story of Billy Shadwick

Click here to open the story of Philip Stiles

Click here to open the story of Leslie Witt

Click here to open the story of William Brown

Click here to open the story of Douglas Chisholm

Click here to open the story of Jack Collett

Click here to open the story of Leslie Dowell

Click here to open the story of Arthur Ford

Click here to open the story of George Fowler

Click here to open the story of Dennis Freegard

Click here to open the story of Ronald Griffin

Click here to open the story of Dick Grist

Click here to open the story of Sybil Mullins

Click here to open the story of Donald Whitcombe

Click here to open the story of Freddie Jacobs

Click here to open the story of Tom James

Click here to open the story of Albert Keniston

Click here to open the story of Ronald Lansdowne

Click here to open the story of Alec Matthews

Click here to open the story of Len Howlett

Click here​ to open the story of Arthur McGillycuddy

Click here to open the story of Harry Patis

Click here to open the story of Julian Rochefort

The photographs below show the Wells War Memorial, located outside St Cuthbert's Church in Wells.

The images below are of Peace Day in Wells on 13th May 1945 - just a few of the many which are cared for as part of the museum collections. Click the arrows to move through the photographs.

(Photographs by Phillips City Studio, © Wells & Mendip Museum)

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