Howard Herbert De Laine MILLS


MILLS, Howard Herbert De Laine

Service Numbers: 153740, SX97, S28705, S38051
Enlisted: 20 October 1939, Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: Stores Depots (RAAF)
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 6 August 1911
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 October 1944, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 153740
20 Oct 1939: Involvement Private, SN SX97
20 Oct 1939: Enlisted Keswick, SA
22 Feb 1940: Discharged
3 Jul 1940: Involvement SN S28705
3 Jul 1940: Enlisted Keswick, SA
8 Oct 1941: Involvement Private, SN S38051
8 Oct 1941: Enlisted Wayville, SA
25 Jul 1942: Discharged
14 Sep 1944: Enlisted Adelaide
14 Sep 1944: Involvement SN 153740
23 Oct 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 153740, Stores Depots (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Frank Roland and Cissy Cornelous Mills

Husband of Violet Lillian Mills of Edwardstown, South Australia


Aircraftman Howard Herbert Delaine Mills 153740 & Sergeant Vincent Joseph Davoren 12405 were killed when the mobile crane they were operating touched high-power electrical lines at Number 1 Stores Depot in Sandridge, Victoria

Two airmen were injured: Leading Aircraftman Harold James Colley-Allerton 126075 - discharged in December 1944 & Aircraftman Theodorus Heywood Van Alkemade 157261 was discharged in January 1946