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John MILLS

Regimental number6299
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingCaterer's Commercial College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHardwareman
AddressPinjarra, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Helen Mills, Pinjarra, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Volunteer Forces in South Australia.
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 3 July 1917
Place of death or woundingDulmen, Germany
Age at death46.6
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 5), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
80
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Catherine MILLS ; husband of Edith MILLS, Pinjarra, Western Australia. Native of Balaklava, South Australia
Family/military connectionsSon: 4669 Pte Reginald MILLS, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917 (severely wounded).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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