John Thomas Willmott

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Willmott
Mother's Name: 
Harriet Willmott nee Gregory
Father's Name: 
Jacob Willmott
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, July 1, 1919
Place of Death: 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Cause of Death: 
War related
Details: 

John Willmott (Service No 2244) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1890.

At enlistment John was single, 25 years old,worked as a miner, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  John had served 4 years with the Militia.

In 1914 he married Mary Anderson, however, on his enlistment papers, John stated he was single.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with 4th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion, on 30th September 1915.  He was taken on strength of 20th Battalion on Gallipoli on 11th November 1915. In Egypt after the evacuation he was promoted to Corporal on 28th January 1916.

John arrived in France on 25th March 1916 and saw service on the Western Front.  On 1st August 1916 he was wounded in action at Pozieres and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his forearm.

This was a serious wound, which resulted in his being returned to Australia in May 1917, then discharged medically unfit on 21st December 1917.

John died in 1919 age 27 and is buried at Bulli, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WILLMOTT JOHN THOMAS

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