WELLS Arthur George

Category: Military
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment or Ship: B Company 2nd Volunteer Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Occupation: Baker and Confectioner (in 1911 Arthur employed two people)
Date of Birth: 1873
Place of Birth: Leyton, Essex
Date of Death: 1936
Place of Death: Bexhill on Sea

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information


George Wells, born circa 1817, in London, and Susan (maiden name unknown), born circa 1849, in Lambeth.


Flora Wells, born circa 1867, in the City of London.

Madeline Wells, born circa 1871, in the City of London.

Amy Wells, born circa 1875, born in Leyton, Essex.

Horatio Wells, born circa 1878, born in Leyton, Essex.

In the 1881 Census the family lived at 1 Lea Bridge Gardens, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Essex.

Wife: Alice Mary Wells nee Tompkins, born 1874. They were married in 1893 in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire. Arthur George and Alice Mary were divorced in July 1906 and she remarried David J. McAllister. Alice Mary died in the Brighton Municipal Hospital in February 1942.


Arthur Horatio Wells, born 17.10.1898, died 06.12.1981.

W0174 WELLS Arthur Horatio

Reginald Alfred Wells, born 07.10.1901 at Enfield Wash, Middlesex. Died October 1977 in Dartford, Kent. Reginald married Betty, maiden name unknown, and they had three sons.

First World War Experience

He served in the Volunteer Reserve and helped form the Home Protection Brigade.

Arthur George also sat on Tribunals but appealed for his own baker to be exempt.

The Picture Chronicle, Saturday, August 26, 1916.

Another N.C.O. who has worked hard for the Corps is Corpl. A. G. Wells, who amidst his multifarious duties as a Town Councillor, a member of the local War Tribunal, and a director of this, that, and the other commercial concerns, has found time to do much useful work towards ensuring its success.

Corpl. Wells has also given a cup for the inter-platoon competitions, which members will be pleased to hear will shortly be revised.

Additional Information

Arthur George was a baker and owned Nevill Bakery in Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea. Before moving to Bexhill he worked at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield.

Alderman Arthur George Wells was Mayor of Bexhill in 1921.

Family archives from Mr Howard Wells, grandson of Arthur Horatio Wells.

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