Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.
Family Search: Fred Wharton Willis was born on 25 March 1877, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1920 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1921. He registered for military service in 1916. In 1916, at the age of 39, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 7 February 1958, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 80.
“England Birth Index Fred Wharton Willis, 2nd quarter 1877 Halifax, Yorkshire West.
1881 Stanks Bar House, Barwick in Elmet, Yorkshire. Parents George , age 52 and Sarah, age 37. Siblings Rosa 12, Lilly 11, Minnie 9, Agnes 8, George H 5, Fred W 4. 1891 and 1901 resides Calverley with parents and siblings.
WW1 Canadian Attestation #845563 enlisted Feb 14, 1916 Oil Springs, Ontario.
Born March 25, 1878 Calverley, England. Next of kin brother Henry, resides Calgary, BC. Parents deceased. Resides Oil Springs, Ontario, single, farmer, fair complexion, brown hair and eyes, 6’1″, Church of England.
BC Death Registration 1958-09-002296
Son of George Willis and Sarah Wharton, both born England. Single.
49 years in Canada, 39 years in BC – Vancouver area. Resides New Westminster.
Until 1945 a labourer.
Informant niece I. Blackmore, resides Vancouver.
Burial Feb 11.”