|Middle name||Wintle [Walter]|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Date of death||14/01/1941|
|Age at death||59 years|
Arthur was the son of William Walter Matilda Creed [Qld Ref:1941/C6]
He was born in the 3rd Qtr of 1881, Birmingham, England.There seems to be confusion about his middle name, but he was registered as Arthur Wintle.
The 1913 Electoral Roll has him as a ‘Cook’ at Aramac, but when he enlisted in World War I in 1916, his occupation was ‘Kangaroo Shooter’.
|Date of enlistment||17/01/1916|
|Locality of enlistment||Rockhampton QLD|
|Next of kin||Father, W Willis, Langherne Road, Worcester, England|
|Date of discharge||17/03/1919|
|Posting at discharge||49th Battalion|
Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916.
He enlisted in the 14th Light Horse Regiment A Squadron.
Returned to Australia 17 March 1919
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|Date of funeral||14/01/1941|
Died from Gunshot wound to head.
OBITUARY MR. ARTHUR W. WILLIS. The body of Arthur Walter Willis also known as Cooper Willis, 59, single, was found in his hut at Muttaburra on Monday with a .22 calibre hornet rifle lying at his side. Deceased, who was a native of Birmingham, had lived in the Aramac and Muttaburra districts for many years and followed the occupation of a shearers’ cook. He had been in ill health recently. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at the Muttaburra Cemetery on Tuesday. Mr. T. R. Hall officiating at the graveside. The Muttaburra sub-branch of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. had charge of the funeral arrangements, the deceased having served in the last War.