MILLS, Edwin Harry
(Service number 73547)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 22 February 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment "Thornleigh", Boulcott Street, Wellington
Occupation Draper
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E. MILLS (mother), 92 Church Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 38th Reinforcements, D Company
Date 5 June 1918
Transport Remuera
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwin Harry Mills was born on 22 February 1893 at Timaru, the third son of Ellis and Hannah (née Pavey) Mills. He was educated at Gleniti School, leaving there in 1900. Edwin Mills, who was called up in 1916, embarked in 1918 with the 38th Reinforcements. E. H. Mills returned home in Draft 211, with over a thousand men aboard, per the “Briton” which was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. In 1919 he was back in Timaru with his family. What became of Edwin Harry Mills thereafter? Two brothers served in World War I – Leonard and Charles Stanley, Stanley dying of wounds in 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch) [12 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 25 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 September 2020]

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