Cecil Beaumont MILLS

MILLS, Cecil Beaumont

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 16 September 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Shell Harbour, News South Wales, Australia, 15 October 1881
Home Town: Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Auburn Boys Public School, News South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bank Manager
Died: Killed In Action, France, 4 August 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Auburn Boys Public School Pictorial Honour Roll, Moonee Ponds North Suburban Cycling Club Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Involvement 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
27 Oct 1915: Embarked 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
4 Aug 1916: Involvement Lieutenant, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Beaumont and Esther MILLS, "Finellen", Dalley Street, Waverley, New South Wales

Lieutenant C. B. MILLS.— News has been received by cable of the death of Lieutenant Cecil B. Mills, third son of Mr. J. B. Mills, of  Auburn and Canley Vale, and son-in-law of Dr. A. Burne, of Waverley. Lieutenant Mills was killed in action in France on August 4 at  Pozieres. He was in the service of the English, Scottish, and Australian Bank. Ltd., leaving the management of the Ascot Vale  branch to take a hand in the defence of the Empire. Lieutenant Mills leaves a widow and a young son.