Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque

Alfred Edward Wills

Surname: Wills
Other names: Alfred Edward
Other people in this story:
Alfred John Wills
Laura Wills
William Wills
Locations in this story:
Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Theipval Memorial, France
White Bridge, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley

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.


Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives