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Willis, Milton Henry

World War 1 Veteran

This information is from "An honor roll : containing a pictorial record of the war service of the men and women of Kalamazoo County, 1917-1918-1919" Publisher: Mrs. O.H. Clark

Optical Character Recognition:
Driver, Hdqts: Staff, 277 Brig. F. A., Royal British Exped. Force; son of Milton E. and Jennie Willis; born Apr. 17, 1888. Battle Creek, Mich.; ent. serv. in li S. Navy. Nov., 1906; duty U. S. S. Virginia; dischgd. at Boston, Nov., 1910; enlisted Mar. 5,1915, in Liverpool. Eng.; assigned to West Lancashire Royal F. A.; in France in Somme battle; on Ypres Front 11 mo.; in Paschendale Ridge push; wounded June 15,1917, at Cambrai, in Byng's thrust for Cambrai; tsfd. Hdqts. Staff, 277 Brig.. R. F. A., as runner on Bethune Front; captured on the Somme in German Somme drive on Mar. 27, 1918; in German lines in Belgium for 8 mo.; released at signing of Armistice; mustered out Apr. 12,1919

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