John George Wills.

. John was born in 1899, his birth being recorded in the September quarter 1899 ref - St.Neots 3b, 306. John was wounded and after the war returned home to Offord where at the age of 22 he married Lillian Perry [aged 20], on August 7, 1922 in Offord Darcy. At this time he is noted as being employed as Grocer in Bedford.  His father was Thomas Wills who was employed as a local Signalman.

John joined the HCB and was posted to the 3/1st Battalion [Reserves] - he later went overseas and served in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps.  One record source indicates that he was wounded whilst serving in the K.R.R.C.

. Many thanks to Herbert Norris, who is carrying out research on the Offord Darcy Roll of Honour, for additional information on the family and background details on this soldier.
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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith