Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William Henry Francis Willmott
Birth
Date 16 May 1895 Place Busselton, Western Australia
Parents
Son of William Henry Percival Willmott, lighthouse keeper, and Margaret Theodora Brockman, and first cousin of Francis Drake Willmott
Marriage and Family
Married 20 January 1926, St Mary’s Church, Busselton to Blanche Sadleir (born circa 1896 and died circa June 1972), daughter of James Robert Sadleir and Mary Emma McMahon
Children: two sons
Death
Date 2 May 1947Place Busselton District Hospital, Western Australia
Cemetery Busselton Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Busselton and Cape Leeuwin
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force 5 April 1916
Served with 16th and 32nd Battalions—Private
Lost leg in France in action at Zonnebeke
Returned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharged 18 April 1919
Farmed at Busselton from 1919
House
MLA
Party
Nationalist then Liberal
Date Elected
12 February 1938
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1947
Electorate
Sussex
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Sussex 12 February 1938 (by-election)–2 May 1947
Committees
  • Member Select Committee on Ways and Means of obtaining an adequate Meat Supply in the Metropolitan Area 1944
Royal Commissions
  • Member Hon Royal Commission inquiring into the Outports of the State 1945–1946
Background/Membership
Lived for several years at Cape Leeuwin where his father was lighthouse keeper
Member board of directors South West Dairy Products Ltd
President and treasurer Busselton branch RSL (Returned Services League of Australia) 1928–1934
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010 , p. 282.
Who's Who in Australia, (1941)
West Australian, 3 May 1947
Further Information
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