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John McGregor WILLS

Regimental number27
Place of birthBurnie Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectician
Address66 Murray Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinF C Wills, 66 Murray Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military service26th Signal Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 866 Corporal Vivian Malcolm WILLS, 5th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; Cousin: 436 Pte William Henry WILLS, 7th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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