MILLS, Stanley Charles
(Service number 38973)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal.||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||10 June 1897||Place of Birth|
|Date||4 October 1916||Age||20 Years.|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Hannah Mills (mother), 92 Church Street, Timaru, NZ.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||16 February 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, NZ||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion.|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||23 December 1917||Age||21 years|
|Place of Death||Belgium|
|Cause||Died of wounds.|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 3 January 1918|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Stanley Mills was the son of Ellis and Hannah Mills. Native of Timaru, NZ.
Mills, on enlistment in October 1916, was noted as being 5ft 11inches tall, of fair complexion, with grey eyes and brown hair. He was employed by the Post & Telegraph Department in Timaru, as a clerk.
Mills’ first known rank was Lance Corporal, in the NZEF 22nd Reinforcements of Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company. His personnel record tells us that on 2 Dec 1917 Stanley was admitted to hospital with a right thigh injury in France. Four days later he was listed as ‘dangerously ill’ for two days. On 13 Dec 1917 he embarked on a hospital ship for England, being admitted to London General Hospital in Chelsea on 19 Dec. There, Private Stanley Charles Mills died of wounds on 23 Dec. 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (Oct 2014); CWGC; Rootsweb – ‘Lancashire Witch’ passengers; Ancestry – NZ WW1 Roll of Honour, Manchester, England Marriages & Banns (marriage 1858), NZ Electoral Rolls, 1861 Census, Australia Birth Index, Public Family Tree – ‘Judys Tree’; NZ BDM’s;Timaru District Council – Cemetery Database; Timaru Herald 7 Dec 1917 (Roll of Honour), 22 Dec 1917 (Roll of Honour), 3 Jan 1918 (Roll of Honour), and 22 Dec 1917 (Roll of Honour); ; NZ Defence Force – Personnel Record; CWGC; Rootsweb – ‘Lancashire Witch’ passengers; NZ Electoral Rolls; 1861 Census, Australia Birth Index; Public Family Tree – ‘Judys Tree’
- Timaru Herald 7 Dec 1917 - Roll of Honour (pdf, 188.6 KB updated 14-Nov-2014)
- Timaru Herald, 3 Jan. 1918 - Roll of Honour (pdf, 99.0 KB updated 14-Nov-2014)
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Lesly Tennent, SC branch NZSG
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