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William John Richard MILLS

Regimental number3346
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressCleveland, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Mills, North Street, Cleveland, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3346A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row N, Grave No. 21), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth MILLS; husband of Ellen MILLS, North Street, Cleveland, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2126 Pte Frederick Arthur MILLS, 41st Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1917; 2127 Pte Albert MILLS, 41st Bn, killed in action, 11 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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