|Born||19 September 1888|
Herne Bay, Kent
|Died||25 September 1915 (aged 27)|
Near Le Rutoire, Loos, France
Dud Corner Cemetery
|Unit||The Royal Sussex Regiment|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Other work||Police officer|
Harry Wells VC (19 September 1888 – 25 September 1915) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
For most conspicuous bravery near Le Retoire on 25th September, 1915. When his Platoon Officer had been killed he took command and led his men forward to within fifteen yards of the German wire. Nearly half the Platoon were killed or wounded, and the remainder were much shaken, but with the utmost coolness and bravery Serjeant Wells rallied them and led them forward. Finally, when very few were left, he stood up and urged them forward once more, but while doing this he was killed. He gave a magnificent example of courage and determination.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Eastbourne Redoubt Museum, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
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