4. William Thomas Wills (William Thomas , Frederick ) was born about 30 Jan 1890. He died on 16 Nov 1960 in Box Hill, Vic. He was buried on 18 Nov 1960 in Springvale, Vic.
Grew up in Westminster.
He said his G.father's name was Frederick...but it was also said that....'the eldest son of the eldest son was always.... William Thomas'...... so it could easily be a mistake - or - his G.father's name as W.T. ...but called Frederick.
[one of my uncle's was Douglas Sidney....but ALWAYS known only as Fred !!] Confusing to say the least !!
Even my Mother....Emily Mary Catherine Ann.....BUT.. since she was a teenager, or earlier, ALWAYS ..Dais...!!
They certainly did not intend to make it easy to trace .... but still......that's what makes it all the more fantastic - when and if we can get there ???
They married Married in the Church of England Church [not High - Chapel]. Could be St. Thomas' or St John's.
He was in the Army for the 1st WW, and served in the trenches in France. He was apparently gassed and
possibly blown up and was in Hospital in London for about 9 months [St Thomas' ?]. He convelesanced doing beautiful embroidery [I still have 1 piece] and possibly learned horticulture in the allottments that Mum used to visit.
Service Record - WILLS, WILLIAM THOMAS
Service - Australian Army
Service Number - W18471
Date of Birth - 30 Jan 1891
Place of Birth - LONDON, ENGLAND
Date of Enlistment - 27 Dec 1940
Locality on Enlistment - BYFORD, WA
Place of Enlistment - PERTH, WA
Next of Kin - WILLS, EMILY
Date of Discharge - 14 Nov 1944
Rank - Corporal
Posting at Discharge - 5 L O C AREA PROV COY
William married Emily Mary Catherine Ann Cox on 1 Jun 1916 in Vauxhall or Westminster, London, Uk. Emily was born on 10 Sep 1890 in Vauxhall or Westminster, London, Uk. She died on 15 Aug 1971 in Ringwood, Vic. She was buried in Springvale, Vic.
Since she was a teenager, or earlier, alway know as Dais.
Emily Wills arrived in Fremantle Australia SS Orvieto 10.12.1924 with children Mary Francis, William Thomas and Francis David.
William and Emily had the following children:
+ 10 F i Mary Frances Wills + 11 M ii William Thomas Wills + 12 M iii Francis David Wills + 13 M iv Henry Fredrick (Harry) Wills + 14 M v John Keith Wills + 15 M vi James Thomas Wills + 16 F vii Elizabeth Rose Wills + 17 F viii Beverley Ann Wills
7. Daisy Selina Wills (William Thomas , Frederick ) died in 1980/1990 in Perth Wa.
Daisy married Douglas Sidney Sayers.
They had the following children:
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