Fred Wills

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First name: Fred

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Last name: Wills

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Alfred Henry Wills was born in England and served for 2 1/2 years with the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry during the Boer War. He enlisted in the A.I.F. in Queensland at the age of 40 in Jan. 1916 and embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray, 1 May 1916. He fought in France Dec. 1916-1917, was evacuated from Etaples in Jan. 1917, hospitalised for two weeks with malaria contracted in 1900, and invalided home 26 Sept. 1917 on HT Borda

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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