Rudolph Ernest WILL

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WILL, Rudolph Ernest

Service Number: 1281
Enlisted: 2 February 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Field Company Engineers
Born: Koolywurtie, South Australia, 21 September 1892
Home Town: Koolywurtie, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Koolywurtie Primary School
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Died of wounds, Rouen, France, 18 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
St Sever Cemetery, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ceduna Merghiny Maltee & Waranda Pictorial Roll of Honor, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
10 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1281, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1281, 3rd Field Company Engineers, RMS Persia, Melbourne
25 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1281, 3rd Field Company Engineers, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1281, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE SAP. WILL

Mr. L. Will has been informed that his brother (Sap. R. E. Will), who was attached to the 3rd Company Field Engineers in France, and who was reported wounded and dangerously ill, has since died. Deceased, who was a former resident of Murat Bay district, took an active interest in all sport, and was an enthusiastic member of the Murat Bay Rifle Club." - from the Adelaide Observer 16 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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