Video: Roger Wells remembers his father Private Herbert Wells

Roger Wells recalls his father Private Herbert Wells, the boy soldier from Chertsey who was wounded, taken prisoner, and spent the latter part of the Great War interned in a Swiss alpine resort. In telling his father’s wartime story, Roger shares photographs and other items from the family archive. When Herbert Wells enlisted, he stated… Continue reading Video: Roger Wells remembers his father Private Herbert Wells

Herbert Wells: The Chertsey boy soldier interned in the Swiss Alps

Herbert Augustus George Wells, known to many as Gus, was the Chertsey shop boy who enlisted in the Army in 1914 aged only 16, was seriously wounded and taken prisoner within two months of arriving in France, and spent part of the Great War interned in a Swiss alpine resort. Gus returned home and went… Continue reading Herbert Wells: The Chertsey boy soldier interned in the Swiss Alps