Other names: Alfred Edward
Locations in this story: Winterbourne Monkton, WiltshireFrance & FlandersTheipval Memorial, FranceWhite Bridge, Semley, WiltshireSt. Leonard's Church, Semley
Story: Alfred Edward Wills was born in 1891 in Winterbourne Monkton in Wiltshire. He was the son of Alfred John Wills, a Dairyman, and Laura Wills. His siblings included William, born in 1890. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Gardener and living at White Bridge, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10638). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and his name appears on the Theipval Memorial in France (Pier & Face 7 B). He is remembered on the Semley Baptist Chapel plaque, now in St Leonard's Church.