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William Joseph WILLIS

Regimental number4888
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressHigh Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Willis, High Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 6 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 14), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Jessie WILLIS, Cessnock, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 9437 Gunner Joseph WILLIS, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 17 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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