|Place of birth||Richmond, Victoria|
|School||Richmond State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||120 Green Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Willis, 120 Green Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 1), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John James and Margaret WILLIS|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.
Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance Advanced Dressing Station, 1 September 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Mudros, 3 September 1915, and then to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 9 September 1915; to Mena Convalescent Depot, 8 October 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 20 October 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 November 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 9 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 Feruary 1916.
Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 March 1916 (exhaustion), and transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital; to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 31 March 1916 (exhaustion); discharged to unit, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 21 March 1918, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 29706: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WILLIS John
Red Cross File No 2970603