Source: We Are The Dead Twitter Account
Son of Allen and Sarah Elizabeth Mills; husband of Elizabeth Mills, of Leeds, England.
This man was a 32-year-old married shoemaker when he enlisted at Toronto, Ontario on September 14, 1915. His wife, Elizabeth, was his next-of-kin and she was living at 10 Glenthorpe Avenue, York Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He had prior military experience as a Trooper with the Imperial Yeomanry. His reg. no. was 159148 assigned when he enlisted
with the 81st Battalion.
This battalion sailed for England on April 28, 1916, and at Liverpool on May 6, 1916.
He was transferred to the 35th Battalion and then the 4th Reserve Battalion. Then he was taken on strength with the 18th Battalion leaving for overseas service on September 6, 1917.
He arrived at the Battalion on November 23, 1917, and was promoted Corporal on August 15, 1918, only to be killed in action 13-days later. He was:
‘”KILLED IN ACTION'” Whilst taking part in an operation at Vis-en-Artrois he was hit in the legs and body and instantly killed by shrapnel from an enemy shell.’
He shares his grave with Lieutenant W.F. Cole of the 18th Battalion.
Soldier grave marker has 2 names on it.
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