Thomas Norman WILLIS

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WILLIS, Thomas Norman

Service Number: 2757
Enlisted: 19 July 1916, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moolap, Victoria, Australia, January 1896
Home Town: Moolap, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Geelong War Memorial, Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Moolap Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2757, 57th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2757, 57th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2757, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
8 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2757, 57th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
20 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 57th Infantry Battalion, Belgium
26 Sep 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2757, 57th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2757, 57th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph Willis, Moolap, Victoria