Private Cyril Samuel Willmott

Service number 2439, 2439A
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, St Arnaud
Death Date 1917-02-05
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

Private Cyril Samuel Willmott (2439A, 60th Battalion) was a baker’s apprentice from St Arnaud, Victoria. He enlisted in April 1915. Cyril died of pneumonia on 5 February 1917 and is buried in the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. His mother later wrote that he was 17 years 7 months of age. Cyril’s cousin, Private Clifford Polkinghorne of the 8th Battalion, was killed at Gallipoli and another cousin, Lance Corporal Samuel Polkinghorne of the 32nd Battalion, also died of pneumonia.



Date of enlistment 14 April 1915
Date of embarkation 16 July 1915
Date of death 05 February 1917
Date of fate 05 February 1917