|Place of birth||Laura, South Australia|
|School||Laura Public School, South Australia; Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Other training||Commercial College|
|Address||84 Frederick Street, Unley, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Harriett Bills, 84 Frederick Street, Unley, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets from 14 years of age., and in 74th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/67/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Bray, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No 47), Bray-sur-Somme, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916, and appointed Voyage Only Sergeant, at sea; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.
Marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 10 January 1917, and reverted to Private.
Appointed EDP [Extra Duty Pay] Corporal, 11 January 1917.
On Command at School of Musketry, Tidworth, 12 January 1917.
On Command at NCOs' School, Kandahar, 13 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 May 1917; ,arched in to 4th Australian Devision Base Depot, Etaples, 10 May 1917, and reverted to Private.
Taken on strength, 50th Bn, in the field, 13 May 1917.
To attend No 5 Officer Cadet Bn, Cambridge, England, 5 July 1917; qualified, and appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 3 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 November 1917; taken on strength, 50th Bn, in the field, 26 November 1917.
Accidentally injured (bayonet wound), 6 May 1918, and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to 10th Red Cross Hospital, Le Treport; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 15 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 June 1918.
Promoted Lieutenant, 14 May 1918.
Killed in action, 11 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BILLS Arthur Phillip|