The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. Richard Wills
Mr. Richard Wills, Proprietor of the Redcliff Hotel, was born in Waimate, in 1870. He is a blacksmith and farrier by trade, and in addition to conducting the hotel, he as the proprietor of the local smith's shop. He has been connected with the Waimate Rifles and band, and has also served in the Ashburton Guards. Mr. Wills is attached to Court Foresters' Pride, Waimate, in which he has passed the various chairs. He was married, in 1897, to a daughter of Mr. Robert Ross, of Redcliff, and has three daughters and one son.