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Alban Noel Wills

- 07/03/1918

  • Forenames: Alban Noel
  • Surname: Wills
  • Place of Birth: Loughborough
  • Father: Henry Wills
  • Mother: Katherine Wills
  • Date of Death: 07/03/1918
  • Age: 30
  • Rank: Acting Capt
  • Service Type: Army
  • Battalion: 1st/5th; 4th
  • Regiment: K.O.Y.L.I.
  • Census Years: 1891, 1901, 1911
  • Other Sources: DG 22/3/18 Page 3 and 8 DG 26/10/17 p3 notes - 2nd Lt promoted to Lt DC 3/1/19 p11

Cause of death: Wounds (haemorrhage and exposure) Theatre of war: France Notes - Doncaster solicitor. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.

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Captain A Noel Wills

Noel Wills was a solicitor before working as secretary of the Doncaster Volunteer Training Corps. He was promoted to Captain in 1915. He was wounded at Ypres in March 1918 and died in a Canadian casualty station.

'Cheerful to the End' - Captain Alban Noel Wills

Alban Noel Wills was a well known Doncaster solicitor who died of wounds in Belgium in 1918. The Doncaster Chronicle reported his death including a heart rending letter sent to his parents from the Sister who tended him in the field hospital where he died.