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12095   Private William Mills
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/04/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 15/06/1915 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
William Mills was the son of Denis and Margaret Mills. He was born in Carrickmore and lived in Pomeroy. William Mills served throughout the South African campaign. William was living and working in Scotland at the outbreak of the First World War. He enlisted in Ayr. Private William Mills was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s) when he was killed in action on Tuesday 15th June 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension
  Armentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 2-C-18
CWGC Casualty 281093
Summary      
The village of Houplines is 2 kilometres east of the centre of Armentieres on the D945. The Communal Cemetery Extension is located on this road to the north-west side of the Communal Cemetery.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 66
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mills family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 4 in Gorrnagarn, Pomeroy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Mills family Does not list William as living with the family at house 112 in Pomeroy Town, Tyrone
3 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private William Mills's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Mills' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018