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Ernest J. Wills


4th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss D. Cartledge
  • Plaque: 3400

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Ernest John Willis was born in Ballarat and enlisted there on 24th July 1915. He was a miner, 34 years old and a bachelor. He was posted to the 4th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, with Regimental No. 2943. He received serious wounds when an artillery shell exploded nearby , and he died on 2nd June 1917. He is buried in Pont d'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France.
Tree No. 3400

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour