|Lieut. R.H. Willan, Royal Marine Artillery, late 65th (Leicestershire) Co. Imperial Yeomanry.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901
(12077 Cpl. Imperial Yeomanry); 1914-15 Star (Lieut. R.M.A.); British War Medal (Lieut. R.M.A.);
Victory Medal (Lieut. R.M.A.).
With eight photocopy pages of service documents, two photocopy pages of the QSA roll and MIC details. Robert Henry
Willan enlisted at Leicester 26 February 1900 aged 26 years 5 months. Born Womersley, Yorkshire. Resided Llanelly.
Occupation civil engineer. Discharged at Leicester 1 July 1901. Conduct very good. His WW1 papers state: “Very keen &
sound but a bit slow in his work. Should make a very useful officer in due course.” Temporary 2nd Lieutenant and
Temporary Lieutenant 1915. Acting Captain 1916. Served with Anti Aircraft Brigade 1915, Trench Mortar Battery 1916,
Egyptian Army 1917 and at Scapa 1919. MIC does not mention medals awarded but shows as serving with 48th Division T.M.
Battery, Naval Forces. Demobilised 18 April 1919.