Wilfrid Wills

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Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills[1] (15 October 1898 – 20 April 1954)[2] was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Batley and Morley[3] from 1931[4] to 1935.[5]

The son of a Director of Wills Tobacco,[6] 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.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Mr. W. D. Wills. The Times (London, England), Thursday, 22 Apr 1954; pg. 8; Issue 52912
  2. ^ thePeerage.com
  3. ^ Parliament UK vol 187
  4. ^ London Gazette
  5. ^ ‘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
  6. ^ Genealogical web site
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ben Turner
Member of Parliament for Batley and Morley
Succeeded by
Willie Brooke