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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Samuel Mills was the son of William and Mary Mills. William Mills married Mary McVeigh on 17th May 1869 in the district of Cookstown.
Samuel was born on 25th October 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of at least six children.
Known family: William Mills, Mary Mills, Susan Mills (born 10th June 1877, Moneymore), Henry Mills 30 (born 11th January 1880, Moneymore), Mary Minnie Mills (born 27th August 1882, Moneymore), Sarah Mills (born 25th April 1885, Cookstown), Samuel Mills (born 25th October 1890, Cookstown), Isabella Mills (born 8th November 1893, Cookstown).
The 1901 census lists Samuel as age 10, living with the family at house 42 in Crimea Street, Shankhill, Belfast. His father was a general labourer and his elder siblings were working in a linen factory.
The 1911 census lists Samuel as age 20, living with the family at house 72 in Tobergill Street, Shankill, Belfast. Samuel was a general labourer. His father had died.
Samuel Mills emigrated to Canada.
Prior to enlisting, Samuel was a labourer.
Samuel Mills enlisted on 8th Jan 1915 in Winnipeg. He listed his next of kin as his sister Lizzie, who was living at 95 5th Avenue, Lachine, Montreal.
Canadian Attestion Papers - Samuel Mills 1/2
Canadian Attestion Papers - Samuel Mills 2/2
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.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Mills died of wounds at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station on 17th August 1915.
Private Samuel Mills is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, in France.
The CWGC record Private Samuel Mills as the son of the late William and Mary Mills, of Belfast, Ireland.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown area Cookstown Central Born in Cookstown area 54.646463 -6.743843
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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 BillionGraves.com 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 Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Mills' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020