(Service number 50942)

First Rank Driver Last Rank


Date 12 Junr 1888 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Federal Hotel, Fordell
Occupation Carrier
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret MILLS (mother), Thomas Street, Temuka, South Canterbury
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 32nd Reinforcements, New Zealand Army Service Corps
Date 22 November 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 10 August 1947 Age 59 years
Place of Death Whanganui
Memorial or Cemetery Aramoho Cemetery, Whanganui
Memorial Reference Plot 267
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Mills was born on 12 June 1888 at Dunedin, the eldest son of David Calder and Margaret (née McKinnon) Mills. He was educated at Green Island School, transferring to Temuka School when the family moved in 1902.

John Mills was a shearer and drover at Cave when his name was drawn in the Military Service Ballot late in 1916. On enlisting he was a carrier, residing at the Federal Hotel at Fordell. His brother, David Calder Mills, died of wounds in 1915 at Gallipoli.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; School Admission records (Dunedin & South Canterbury branches NZSG) [30 September 2020]; Aramoho Cemetery burial record (Whanganui District Council) [01 October 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]

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