(Service number 50942)
|First Rank||Driver||Last Rank|
|Date||12 Junr 1888||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||Federal Hotel, Fordell|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Margaret MILLS (mother), Thomas Street, Temuka, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||32nd Reinforcements, New Zealand Army Service Corps|
|Date||22 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||10 August 1947||Age||59 years|
|Place of Death||Whanganui|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Aramoho Cemetery, Whanganui|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 267|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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