Background : Son of John James Lillis and Hannah Elizabeth Lillis, of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia; husband of Catherine Ruth Lillis.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : widower. No previous military experience. Brown eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : tattoo left arm, tattoo right arm.
19/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
25/06/1940 Transferred to 3 Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
05/07/1940 Admitted R.G.H. Caulfield, Victoria with deafness left ear.
19/07/1940 Discharged to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital, Stonnington.
19/07/1940 Admitted to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital from R.G.H.
25/07/1940 Discharged to Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
18/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria from 3 Engineering Training Depot.
18/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion.
30/10/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
30/10/1940 Posted from Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
08/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
27/06/1941 Reported missing in action.
27/06/1941 Previously reported missing in action now reported killed in action.
27/06/1941 Previously reported missing in action and transferred to X list.
13/07/1941 Buried north by north east of Balate on ridge, grave marked with cairn of stones and helmet. Map ref 207164.
20/09/1941 Reburied in Grave no. P17 Damascus British War Cemetery.