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Eric Byron MILLS

Regimental number1384
Place of birthCallawadda, nr Stawell, Victoria
SchoolState School, Callawadda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCallawadda South, via Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Mills, Callawadda South, via Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 May 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 267), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
33
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Catherine MILLS
Family/military connectionsCousin: Major John MILLS, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 30 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action25-30 April 1915.

Admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Cairo, 1 May 1915.

Died of wounds, No 1 General Hospital, Cairo, 28 May 1915 (bullet wound, leg; amputation, gangrene).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLS Eric Byron

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