William GILLIS

William Gillis Photo:
Rangeville State School
Birthplace
Doctors Creek
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
10-March-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
1836
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
Embarked
04-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
14 February 1917
Place
Armentieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France 
Notes

Also named on Rangeville State School Honour Board and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour.

Brother of 2942 Private George Gillis (not on Roll of Honour).

 

William Gillis spent several months training in England before joining his unit in France in January 1917. Nineteen days later he was killed in action near Armentieres.  

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