Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque

William Wills

Surname: Wills
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
Alfred John Wills
Laura Wills
Alfred Edward Wills
Locations in this story:
Stratton, Dorset
France & Flanders
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
White Bridge, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley

William Wills was born in 1890 in Stratton, Dorset. He was the son of Alfred John Wills, a Dairyman, and Laura Wills. His siblings included Alfred Edward, born in 1891. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at White Bridge, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10639). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 1st October 1916 and was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France (grave id. VIII.C.163). 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