The son of a Director of Wills Tobacco, he was born at Bromley, Kent and educated at Cheltenham College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He served in both World Wars: as an Officer in the 5th Dragoon Guards from 1916 to 1919; and as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve from 1939 to 1945.
- Mr. W. D. Wills. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 22, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 52912
- Parliament UK vol 187
- London Gazette
- ‘WILLS, Wilfrid Dewhurst’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 10 Feb 2014
- Genealogical web site
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