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Kenneth Douglas MILLS

Regimental number1655
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolElizabeth Street Practising School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address245 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Michael Alfred Mills, 245 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1655A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRejected for service three times on account of his youth. Mother wrote: 'I have no details of my boy's death or of the regiment he was connected with at that time.'
FateKilled in Action 10 April 1918
Age at death19.4
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLa Neuville Communal Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Ellen MILLS, Vansittart Island, Western Australia. Native of Hobart
Family/military connectionsBrother: 85 Pte Charles Michael Alfred MILLS, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 April 1916; Brother-in-law: 286 Pte Valentine WILLIS, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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