Monday 28 February 2011

Private John Walter Mills

Born on 27 May 1885 in Sheffield, England - brother of George Mills, Antler, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Antler, Saskatchewan; trade as hospital orderly; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 30 November 1915 (number 724625) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - discharged medical unfit from the 12th Battalion, Canadian Garrison Regiment, on 26 August 1918.

(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)

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