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Albert Edward WILLS

Regimental number5473
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressMilner Street, Hilton, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25.8
Height5' 4.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A L Wills, General Post Office, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of eyesight)
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date13 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: retinitis, vision rapidly depreciating), Sydney, 13 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 June 1949
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLS Albert Edward

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