John Brier MILLS


MILLS, John Brier

Service Numbers: 52, Officer
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Penrith, New South Wales, 23 May 1870
Home Town: North Perth, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barrister
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Lawley - Inglewood War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Feb 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 52, 2nd Western Australian Mounted Infantry

World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Major, SN Officer, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Melbourne, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Major, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Major, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of George Alfred and Maria Mills; husband of Mrs. B. Mills, of Claremont Avenue, Claremont, Western Australia.


"...Major John Brier Mills, 2nd Brigade Australian Field Artillery of North Perth, WA. A barrister prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT Shropshire (A9) on 20 October 1914. He was wounded in action at the Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Turkey and died of his wounds on 30 May 1915, aged 45. He is buried in Pink Farm Cemetery Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey." - SOURCE (