William J Dillow

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Dillow, Lieutenant William J. (Will)

17th Battalion 6th Reinforcements, later 55th Battalion.

“Glen Iris” Wilson Avenue, Belmore.

Born 1897 at Girilambone, son of Thomas & Louisa B.M. Dillow.

Enlisted at Belmore 25/7/1915, aged 20 [i.e. 18].


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, T. Dillow Serving in the 39th Infantry at the time of enlistment.

Enlisted with Richard Moffat and Eric Booth.

Casualty list DT 18/1/1917 Wounded severely (Lance-Corporal).

Casualty list SMH 22/11/1918 Killed in action.

Killed in action north of Bellicourt 1 October 1918 aged 20.

Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, grave DI.H.3.

Memorial, St Saviour’s Cemetery.

Memorial Board, Church of England, Campsie.

Killed in action.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Anzac Memorial.

Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Killed in Action 1/10/1918.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1835445/ [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002