Lt. William Lewis Wells, Midd'x R. and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On four occasions during three months he has been engaged with superior enemy formations, and has brought down completely out of control five hostile machines and sent down one other crashing to earth. He has displayed the greatest gallantry, courage, and determination in dealing with enemy aircraft.
Lt. (T./Capt.) William Lewis Wells, M.C.,
Midd'x R., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He frequently attacked enemy troops and transport with bombs and machine-gun fire during operations, often flying at a very low altitude under heavy fire. While attacking enemy troops from a height of 150 feet he was severely wounded, but succeeded in bringing his observer and machine back safely. He has destroyed five enemy machines and driven down five others out of control, and has always set an example of courage and determination to the flight which he has commanded.
(M.C. gazetted 13th May, 1918.)