|Place of birth||Village of Hendon, Middlesex, England|
|School||County Council School, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||22|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o Mrs J Stillman, 62 Balham Hill, London SW, England|
|Age at embarkation||25.6|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs J Stillman, 62 Balham Hill, London SW, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||26|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Jane STILLMAN, 7A Robinson Road, Tooting, London, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 7 September 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred to 2nd Clearing Station, and then to 25th Casualty Clearing Station; to Alexandria, 8 September 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 September 1915; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 September 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Ras el Tin, 12 October 1915; discharged to Australian Base, 15 November 1915.
Returned to duty in A Company, 18th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.
Transferred to Machine Gun Section, D Company, 12 January 1916.
Taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Company, Moascar, 8 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Admitted to 1st Anzac Rest Station, 8 August 1916 (gastritis); discharged to duty, 10 August 1916.
Admitted to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 September 1916 (ringworm: face); transferred to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 September 1916; discharged to Base Details, Etaples, 28 September 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 16 November 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 January 1917.
Appointed Temporary Corporal, 27 January 1917.
Killed in action, 15 April 1917.
Statement, Red Cross File, 5344 Pte J.P. HAIGH, 5th Australian Machine Gun Company (patient, Bath War Hospital), 19 August 1917: 'I saw Stillman shot through the head and killed instantaneously, ther bullet going through the dentre of the forehead. They were on outpost duty in front of Noreuil on April 15/17. The Germans attacked between 4.30 and 6 and Stillman looked over the parapet. He was buried near, but I am not certain of the exact spot. A cross was put up over the grave.'
Second statement, 1599 Corporal A. YOUNG, 5th Australian Machine Gun Company (patient, Ampton Hospital, Suffolk), 1 October 1917: 'We were attacked by Fritz on Apl 15/17 and Stillman was killed by a bullet, in our trench. I was on the left of him. He was buried in a gully near our line between Noreuil and Queant, 7 or 8 miles N.E. of Bapaume. I was one of the burial party. We made a big cross for his grave. He was an Englishman.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STILLMAN William Edward
Red Cross File No 2630908S