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. 
 
Eric passed away on the 1st October 1999.
His wife Annie passed away on 20th March 2017.
 
Sources
His son Mark Wills 
CA Newsletter 110 of March 2000.
 

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