Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sapper Garnet Willis

778092 Sapper Garnet Willis was born in King, York County, Ontario on August 25th, 1895.  At the time of his enlistment he lived in Aurora Ontario and was a tanner by trade.  He enlisted in the 127th York Rangers Overseas BN C.E.F. on December 20, 1915 at the age of 20.  He was already in the 12th Regt. York Rangers at this time so there would have been no question about him going overseas.

Sapper Willis would died on December 27th, 1920 at the age of 25 just over 5 years after his enlistment. His death attributed to his military service.

Lest We Forget

Click on above link to view attestation document and Certificate of Remembrance

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