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20/04/2017 Samuel Mills emigrated to Canada.
20/04/2017 The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Mills died of wounds at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station on 17th August 1915.
20/04/2017 Samuel Mills was the son of William and Mary Mills. William Mills married Mary McVeigh on 17th May 1869 in the district of Cookstown.
20/04/2017 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).
20/04/2017 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.
20/04/2017 Prior to enlisting, Samuel was a labourer.
20/04/2017 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.
20/04/2017 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.
20/04/2017 Private Samuel Mills is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, in France.
20/04/2017 The CWGC record Private Samuel Mills as the son of the late William and Mary Mills, of Belfast, Ireland.
20/04/2017 Samuel was born on 25th October 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of at least six children.
20/04/2017 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.
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