MILLS, Leonard
(Service number 26/411)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 2 April 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Eketahuna
Occupation Telegraph cadet (P & T Dept)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. MILLS (mother), 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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Battalion, B Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 June 1984 Age 89 years
Place of Death St Andrews Hospital, Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated & ashes interred Purewa Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Block Z, Row 2, Plot 2
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Leonard Mills was born on 2 April 1895 at Timaru, the fourth son of Ellis and Hannah (née Pavey) Mills. He was educated at Gleniti, Waimataitai and Ttimaru Main schools. He was a telegraph cadet at Eketahuna when he enlisted. Leonard married Gladys Louisa Metcalfe Currey in 1920. He died on 12 June 1984 at St Andrews Hospital. Both he and Gladys were cremated, their ashes interred at Purewa Cemetery, Auckland. Two brothers served in World War I – Edwin Harry 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 records (South Canterbury Branch) [12 September 2020]; Purewa Crematorium & Cemetery records [12 September 2020]

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