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Lieutenant CPL. J Willis



2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

Service No 241223

Born and enlisted Worcester, resident Broomhall, Worcestershire


Died of wounds aged 21 on 21st April 1918

Son of John and Mary Willis, of Broomhall, Worcester

Buried in Gent City Cemetery, Belgium, Grave C. 13. 


James Willis was born in 1897 in Wichenford, one of nine children of John and Mary who had married in 1886.  John was employed as a Farm Bailiff.  On the 1911 census James was living at home with his parents and 2 younger sisters at Voyce Place, Wichenford.  He was employed as a Cow boy on farm.


United Parish Magazine, Wichenford, February 1915:

Roll of Honour


A photograph of Lance Corporal James Willis can be found in Berrow's Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 21st September 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.


Appears on:

Norton Juxta Kempsey War Memorial with the information: L. Cpl


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Picture copyright and courtesy of the Berrow’s Worcester Journal

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