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Bill "Bomber" Wells dies at 92.

The Ballarat Courier, Monday 25 March, has an obituary on this former Ballarat FL player. It does not appear to be on the website. Mr Wells also played in Williamstown's 1949 VFA premiership, after starting the season at Port Melbourne. He also played for St Kilda, Richmond and North Melbourne. Wounded in the Middle East in World War 1, he was told he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

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The Ballarat Courier, Monday 25 March, has an obituary on this former Ballarat FL player. It does not appear to be on the website. Mr Wells also played in Williamstown's 1949 VFA premiership, after starting the season at Port Melbourne. He also played for St Kilda, Richmond and North Melbourne. Wounded in the Middle East in World War 1, he was told he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

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I think that should be WW2 Cobra.
Bill "Bomber" Wells was a legend in the Ballarat Football League playing with Redan, East Ballarat & Maryborough mainly as a full forward which was an amazing feat considering his size. No more than 5ft 8in & around 100kg he was built like the proverbial outhouse kicking plenty of goals.
The Football encyclopedia lists him as being born on the 25 November 1914, but according to Col Hutchinson AFL statistician he was born on 8th November 1920.
A really true football legend.
Vale "Bomber"

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

MinkaBeaver

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I think that should be WW2 Cobra.
Bill "Bomber" Wells was a legend in the Ballarat Football League playing with Redan, East Ballarat & Maryborough mainly as a full forward which was an amazing feat considering his size. No more than 5ft 8in & around 100kg he was built like the proverbial outhouse kicking plenty of goals.
The Football encyclopedia lists him as being born on the 25 November 1914, but according to Col Hutchinson AFL statistician he was born on 8th November 1920.
A really true football legend.
Vale "Bomber"

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From what I can see, the Richmond Billy Wells (born 1914) is a different man to the St Kilda and North Melbourne Billy Wells (born 1920).

http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/players/B/Billy_Wells0.html

http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/players/B/Billy_Wells1.html