Friday, 14 September 2018

T J Mills 170

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Thomas James MILLS

Service number: 170.  Age: 23 years 4 months.  Enlisted: 10 Sep 1914.
Occupation: Insurance agent.  Next of kin: (mother) Mrs Maria Hill.
Address on enlistment:  Eumundi.

 Military band of the 15 Battalion, 4 Infantry Brigade at Enoggera Camp, 19 Nov 1914.
 In this photo is Thomas James Mills (170) and Francis Harold Storr (653).[1]

Service Summary:

10 Sep 1914: 15 Battalion, A Company.

22 Dec 1914: Embarked from Melbourne on Transport A40 Ceramic for the Middle East.

17 Jul 1915: Diagnosed with rheumatism and unfit.

29 Jul 1915: Returned to Australia.

15 Dec 1915: Discharged.

The transports HMAT Ulysses and HMAT Ceramic conveying units of the
second Australian contingent to Egypt.[2]
Thomas James Mills
 and Harold Francis Storr 
 were on HMAT Ceramic.

Life Summary:

Thomas James Mills (1891-1926) was the second youngest son of Walter James Mills (1858-1896) and Maria Hussey (1858-1949) and was born at Caboolture on 25 Apr 1891. Thomas Mill’s elder brother Walter Mills and younger brother John Mills also enlisted, though Thomas Mills was the first to enlist.

After his military service, Thomas Mills married Alice Maud Smith and by 1921 they were living at Ashgrove with their children where he worked as a clerk. Thomas Mills was just 35 years old when he died 27 Oct 1926 and he was buried at Toowong Cemetery.

[1] State Library of Queensland digital image #6163-0001-0002

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