Wills, Walter

Regimental Number: 305955
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Branch: Royal Navy

Walter was born in Redruth, Cornwall on May 29, 1882. He joined the Royal Navy on February 16, 1904 and served for twenty-five years. In 1926, Walter and his wife Annie immigrated to Canada with their nine children, aged 3 to 17. He filed on land at 4-72-12-W6 and 31-71-12-W6. Annie died following a major surgery in Edmonton in March of 1927, only seven months after the family arrived in Canada. Walter died on March 23, 1956 and was buried in the Hythe Cemetery.

Sources: Pioneer Round Up p. 156; March 21, 1940 p. 1 c. 2; grave marker