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George Charles WILLS

Regimental number652
Place of birthWerribee, Victoria
SchoolMaldon Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
AddressThornleigh, Werribee, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Wills, Thornleigh, Werribee, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember, 3 years, Rifle Club
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 73), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Thyriza WILLS
Family/military connectionsBrother: 651 Pte Robert Jospeh WILLS, 29th Bn, died of wounds, 2 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Military Cemetery by Reverend S. A. Beveridge, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLS George Charles

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