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WALLACE (O.C.S.) Ed. From Montreal to Vimy Ridge & Beyond: The Correspondence of Lieut. Clifford Almon Wells BA of the 8th Bn. Canadians, BEF, Nov. 1915-April 1917. 1st Ed., 321pp., 2 portraits. Toronto: McClelland. 1917  #66647
[HLMainPic] Clifford Almon Wells was born in Toronto in 1892, educated at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., served in the ranks of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1915, was commissioned in 1916 and transferred to the 8th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Manitoba Regiment). He served in France and Flanders from August 1916 and was killed in action on 28th April 1917, shortly after participating in the Vimy Ridge attack. He was twenty-four years old and his grave lies in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle. A fine memoir compiled by his stepfather, containing his detailed letters descriptive of service life in training and in France 1916-17. Orig. green cloth with paper lettering labels to front & sp., lacks ffep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75

     




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