Saturday 26 February 2011

Acting Lance-Corporal (Private) Frederick Harold Mills

Born on 13 October 1897 in Omemee, Ontario - son of Rachel Mills, Omemee, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Omemee, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Rockcliffe Camp, Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 October 1915 (number 145282) - sailed for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 20 November 1916 - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave VIII.F.6), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.125)

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