Samuel Mills was the son of William and Mary Mills. He was born on 25th October 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of at least six children. By 1901 the family had moved to Belfast. Samuel was a general labourer. Samuel Mills emigrated to Canada. Samuel Mills enlisted on 8th Jan 1915 in Winnipeg. Private Samuel Mills was serving with the C Company in the 16th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds on 17th August 1915.