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A/20424   Private Samuel Mills
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/10/1890
Died: 17/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Ext (Nord)
  Bailleul, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-51
CWGC Casualty 200741
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14 kilometres south-west of Ypres and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ypres road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end. A number of Casualty Clearing Stations were situated here during the war and the resulting cemetery is a large one.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mills family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 10, living with the family at house 42 in Crimea Street, Shankhill, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Mills family 1911 census lists Samuel as age 20, living with the family at house 72 in Tobergill Street, Shankill, Antrim
3 Photo of Private Samuel Mills' grave
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Samuel Mills
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Samuel Mills
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Samuel Mills' death
7 Samuel Mills Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (26 no.)
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Mills' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023