Monday 28 February 2011

Corporal Philip Cecil Mills, MM

Born on 14 June 1896 in Omemee, Ontario - son of Sam Mills, Omemee, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Omemee, Ontario; trade as carpenter; single; currently a member of the 45th Regiment (three years); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Omemee, Ontario, on 15 December 1915 (number 725100) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 3 July 1917: "This man rendered most valuable and consistent work on patrols, in the capacity of Battn. scout. He volunteered repeatedly to enter the enemy lines while patrolling. He also acted as guide through the advanced section at Avion, under heavy shell fire."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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