Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Wills, Fred., Pte.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 10 Jun 1915, p. 2, column 3


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Reported that Pte. Fred
Wills has been Killed
Letters from Two Comrades
State he was Killed on
May 23rd
NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION

The family of Pte. Fred Wills, River Street, are in a state of great anxiety over the receipt of letters from Pte. Fred Wright and Pte. John Sahli, giving particulars of the death of their comrade, Pte. Fred Wills, on Sunday morning, 23rd May.
Pte. Sahli's letter says: "Fred was killed on the morning of the 23rd May. We were just going into the trenches when he was shot through the head by a sniper. He never knew what struck him. It was a hard blow for the boys. He was well liked by all. He was buried just outside the first line of trenches."
Mr. and Mrs. Wills have received no offical intimation of the death of their son and are naturally in a great state of perturbation respecting him. They have the sympathy of all our citizens in their great trouble.
Their son was the first of the Acton contingent to give up his life for the defence of the Empire. His brave death while on duty will always be remembered. He was an affectionate son and brother, a young man of high character, and his death leaves a sad blank in the home and in the community.
Pte.Fred Wills heads the honor roll as the first of our Acton boys to fill a soldier's grave on the battlefield of France.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Publication:
10 Jun 1915
Last Name(s):
Wills
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.58823
Language of Item:
English
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Wills, Fred., Pte.