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Soldier Details:
Surname: Wells
Initials:   R.A.S.
Rank:   Sergeant
Army No.:  22240880
Notes:   RMP. Extract from the Cheshire observer, 21/4/1962. Ceremony at The Dale. Forty six years old Sgt R A S Wells, of the Royal Military Police, stationed at the Dale, Chester is seen being presented with the British Empire Medal by Lt Gen Sir Edward Howard Vyse, GOC in C Easter Command, on behalf of the Queen. The ceremony took place at The Dale on Tuesday. Sgt Wells, who was born in Sherbourne, Dorset, joined the 1st Dorset Regiment in 1934. Before the second World War he served in India and Malta. During the War, he took part in the assault on Sicily and the D-day landings at Normandy. Sgt Wells aslo saw action in Belgium and Holland and was wounded at Nijmegan. He was discharged from hospital eight months later and went into civilian life. Sgt Wells re enlisted in 1949, joining the Royal Military Police and served in Malta and East Africa. he has been at the recruiting office in Chester for four years. His wife, Carrie and thir two daughters, Florence (14) and Joyce (10) were present at the ceremony.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   British Empire Medal Gazette Date: 1962-01-01 Gazette Issue: 42552 Gazette Page: 27
Citation:   New Year Honour.