Sir Kenneth Wills papers

Scope and Content

4 bound volumes of typescript recollections 'Five Years of my Life, 1914-1919' (1931); 9 sketch maps (23 December 1916, April-October 1917, nd); 4 Ordnance Survey maps of Beersheba (1915), Palestine (May 1917), Hareira (October 1917) and Yahia (October 1917); Queen's Westminster and Civil Service Rifles Retired Members' Association Newsletter with profile of Sir K.A. Willis (February 1965); 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment, preliminary instructions for attack on Jerusalem Defences (6 December 1917); Typescript proposed plan of attack, with orders and sketch map (24-31 October 1917); Colour photograph, April 1918 (nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Kenneth Agnew Wills was born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1896 and educated at University College School, London. As a 2nd Lieutenant, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment, Civil Service Rifles and 2nd/15th Battalion, London Regiment, he served on the Western Front in 1916 and again in 1918, in Salonika, 1917 and in Egypt/Palestine, 1917-1918. He was awarded the MC (Military Cross). Later he became a Brigadier, and served in the Second World War.

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In English.

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Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy)

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