076 – Sapper Max Willing

Sapper Max Willing 2nd Light Horse Field Squadron Engineers

Max Willing was another who served in WW1 and then felt that he needed to do more by enlisting again when the world was at war again. He was a 19 year old carpenter when he enlisted in April 1918. Shortly after he was shipped to Sydney  and from there to the Middle East disembarking at Suez on 17 July 1918.

After time in the Training Depot he was taken on strength on 27 October 1918. He returned to Australia, departing the Middle East on 26 July 1919.

Max enlisted twice during WW2—the first on 28 December 1939 when he was allotted to the 2 Workshop & Park Company. He took his discharge on 9 May 1940 and five days later re-enlisted at Paddington, New South Wales. He was allotted to the 2/4 Field Company and took his discharge on 7 November 1945 with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2.

Post service Max returned to carpentry and set up business as a builder.