Alfred Edward WILLIS

Regimental number1852
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Earp, Texas Railway Street, Banksia, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Earp, Texas Railway Street, Banksia, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Hampshire Territorials; free discharge.
Enlistment date21 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date13 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 20 May 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound right thigh and forearm), Sydney, 13 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1975
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLIS Alfred Edward