John MILLS

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MILLS, John

Service Number: 6299
Enlisted: 3 April 1916, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balaklava, South Australia, 14 January 1868
Home Town: Pinjarra, Murray, Western Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide; Caterer's Coomercial College, Adelaide
Occupation: Hardwareman
Died: Died while Prsioner of War -cause unknown, Dulmen Internment Camp, Germany, 3 July 1917, aged 49 years
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery
Plot X, Row A, Grave 5 Headstone inscription reads: Until the day breaks
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Coolup War Memorial, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Pinjarra War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6299, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6299, 16th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6299, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
11 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Bullecourt (First), Imprisoned at Dulmen, Germany

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Lowered his age by 4 years for enlistment purposes

Son of Samuel and Catherine Mills; brother of Reginald Mills who returned to Australia on 21 July 1917 severely wounded while serving with the 48th Battalion, also brother of William Mills, Frederick Mills, Charlotte Alice Mills and Caroline Edith Mills,

Husband of Edith Helen (nee West) Mills of Pinjarra, WA. Joh and Edith were married on 3 June 1890 at the residence of William West  of Thebarton, SA

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Volunteer Forces for 2 years

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