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Alfred Willis was a farm worker and lived with his father and brother Albert at Butlers Hall Farm, Bulmer.
He served as a Private (59408) in the 6th battalion of the Northamptonshire Regt.
He was killed in action on 29th October 1918 aged 19.
Buried in the Unicorn Cenetery, Vendhuile in war grave IV. E.8. Named with his brother on the Roll of Honour in the church at Wickham St Pauls.
First Name: Alfred
DOB: Circa 1899
Birth Town: Ashen, Essex
Resided Town: Chelmsford, Essex
Date of Death: 29/09/1918
Fate: Killed in Action
Information: Parents: George and Mary Ann Willis, of Bulmer; husband of Alice Maud Felton (formerly Willis), of Bulmer Tye, Sudbury, Suffolk.
Service Number: 59408
Duty Location: France And Flanders
Date of Death:
IV. E. 8.
Son of George and Mary Ann Willis, of Bulmer; husband of Alice Maud Felton (formerly Willis), of Bulmer Tye, Sudbury, Suffolk.
6th (Service) Battalion Northampton Regiment
Sept 1914 Formed at Northampton as part of the Second New Army (K2) and then moved to Colchester attached to the 18th Division.
Nov 1914 Transferred to the 54th Brigade of the 18th Division.
May 1915 Moved to Salisbury Plain.
26.07.1915 Mobilised for war and landed in France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The Battle of Delville Wood, The Battle of Thiepval Ridge, The Battle of the Ancre Heights, The Battle of the Ancre.
Operations on the Ancre, The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Third Battle of the Scarpe, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of Langemarck, First Battle of Passchendaele, and The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of the Avre, The actions of Villers-
11.11.1918 Ended the war near Le Cateau, France.