Arthur Henry WILLMOT

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WILLMOT, Arthur Henry

Service Number: 405
Enlisted: 9 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Cadet Draughtsman (Railways)
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 1 December 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blacktown, NSW (RSL) World War 1 Soldiers Memorial, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

9 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 405, Liverpool, New South Wales
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 405, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 405, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
16 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 405, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 405, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

Arthur Henry Willmot

Arthur was born in Prospect but moved to Toongabbie area -this is where he lived before he went to war

Arthur was the son of the Blacktown shire president, Thomas Willmot. His father was his closest relative. He also had a brother who also went to war.

Arthur enlisted for the war when he was 24 on the 9th of May 1915 in Liverpool and embarked from Sydney on HMAT 'Ceramic' A40 on the 25th of June 1915.So he could join the war he changed his age to 24 when he was actually 20

Arthur worked as a labourer before he went to war , he also worked in the office of the 'Engineer-in-chief for existing lines' as a cadet draughtsman but was unable to complete his cadetship due to the war.

Arthur served with the Australian Army and he was in the 19th Australian Infantry Battalion

Arthur was killed in action on Pope's Hill on the 1st of December at Gallipoli 1915

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