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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Wills, John (518)

Place of Birth: North Melbourne, VIC

Age: 39 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 15 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 518            view online service record

399 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Josephine Wills (wife)
399 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Sunday, 8 August 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula

Private, 14 Infantry, Killed in Action 8 August 1915, Gallipoli, aged 40, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Wife: Mrs Josephine WILLS, born North Melbourne. He enlisted as a 39-year-old driver, his own address as 34 Hardwicke Street, North Melbourne, but with his wife shown at 399 Princes Street, Port Melbourne. Posted as Missing, 8 August, 1915, declared killed in action at an enquiry April, 1916. The circular was prepared by AWM staff with few details, but did suggest his wife had re-married as Mrs J Jennings at 156 Stokes Street, Port Melbourne.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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