Billy Wells

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A Billy Wells was a big gun or shell. From the name of Bombardier Wells, the heavyweight boxer.[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.23.

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