Sergeant Joseph Wills 1419678 RASC

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  1. mazzie74

    mazzie74 Junior Member

    Hi

    Sergeant Joseph Wills 1419678 RASC died in 1944 and is buried in Beirut Cemetery.

    Apart from the listing in the CWGC I can't find anything else about him.

    I know he was from Devon, the son.of the late William Wills and Anna Maria Potter and he married Marie Elizabeth Stacey but I know nothing else.

    Findagrave doesn't have a photo of his grave either.

    Does anybody have any information about his service?

    Thanks

    Darin (Newcastle upon Tyne, England).
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Could you explain your interest in Joseph Wills

    TD
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    For a headstone photo try contacting forum member Bucklt via his website
    Contact - asia war graves

    It'd be helpful if you linked the CWGC page in correspondence to him.
    Casualty

    Sergeant WILLS, JOSEPH
    Service Number T/1419678
    Died 25/04/1944
    Aged 41
    Royal Army Service Corps
    Son of William and Hannah Maria Wills; husband of Marie Elizabeth Wills, of Broad Clyst, Devon.
    Buried at BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Lebanese Republic
    Number of casualties: 1179
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 7. C. 4.



    Also apply to MOD for copy service records, these will help you find out more about his service.
    Request records of deceased service personnel


    Good luck with your research.
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron


    Serjeant WILLS, JOSEPH

    Service Number T/1419678

    Died 25/04/1944

    Aged 41

    Royal Army Service Corps

    Son of William and Hannah Maria Wills; husband of Marie Elizabeth Wills, of Broad Clyst, Devon.


    INSCRIPTION
    ALWAYS LOVED AND REMEMBERED BY MARIE AND CHILDREN
    BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY
     
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  5. mazzie74

    mazzie74 Junior Member

    Joseph Wills is my wife's (soon to be) aunt's family.

    Joseph was her grandad's brother.

    Thanks for your suggestions and help
     
  6. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942

    LHS:
    Wills_01.jpg

    RHS:
    Wills_02.jpg
     
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  7. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Name: Joseph Wills
    Registration Date: Jan-Feb-Mar 1930
    Registration district: Exeter
    Inferred County: Devon
    Spouse: Marie E Stacey


    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    The Centre, Broadclyst, St Thomas R.D., Devon
    NAME - DOB - OCCUPATION
    Joseph Wills - 12 Feb 1903 - Aerodrome Grounds Man
    Marie E Wills - 22 May 1900 - Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
     
  8. mazzie74

    mazzie74 Junior Member

    That's brilliant

    Thanks for that

    Regards

    Darin
     

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