(Service number 78582)

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Date 9 June 1889 Place of Birth Milford, Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James MILLS (brother), Milford, Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 40th Reinforcements, A Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
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Date 6 February 1920 Age 30 years
Place of Death Temuka
Cause Strangulated hernia
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 84, Plot 453
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh Mills was the son of Hugh and Emma (née Christmas) Mills. His mother died when he was just 5 years old. Hugh attended Milford School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 May 2017]; School admission records (South anterbury Branch NZSG) [07 May 2017]

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