17 May 1888 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Care of J.B. Lusk, Church Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
W.H. de C. Willis, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Attended St John's College 1904- 05
Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club
All Main Body personnel left on the 16 October 1914 from Wellington even if they initially embarked in other parts of New Zealand.
Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).
Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds " display case. Display item is a named photograph "From Auckland to the pyramids some of King's College old boys with the NZEF in Egypt", it was published in the Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds " display case. Display item is a named photograph "From Auckland to the pryamids some of King's College old boys with the NZEF in Egypt", it was published in the Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915. AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
- Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
- Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
- Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
- Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 786 AWMM
- King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
- Hanson, Arthur. Letter regarding the death of 12/289 Corp. William Brian de Laval Willis, 1NZEF. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. MS-2017-21. AWMM
- A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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