WILLS, Eric

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers / Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2058892
Born: 
Thursday, February 2, 1922
Died : 
Friday, October 1, 1999
Eric Wills was born in Everdon Northants. and was one of 5 brothers. Whilst working in the footwear industry, he enlisted with the TA in 1938 before beginning full military service on the 18th June 1939 as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers. He married Annie Stannard Munday on the 13th March 1943 whilst serving with the Royal Artillery on searchlight duties.  
 
He served in No 9 Commando from the 8th May 1944 until the 11th January 1946 qualifying as a driver/mechanic. He was a Life Member of the original Commando Association. 
[Sources: His son Mark Wills / CA Newsletter 110 of March 2000]
 

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