From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||4 Oct 1883|
|Place of Birth||Barry's Gully, South Australia|
|Death||15 Nov 1970, aged 88|
|Place of Death||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||58 years, 5 months|
5'6" (1.68m) tall ; 147lbs|
66.678 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair ; lacerated right thumb
|Occupation||Carrier & Marine Dealer|
|Address||Seventh road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Edith Mills|
|Date of Enlistment||26 Apr 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 26 Jul 1911 Emanuel married Edith Serls (1888 - 1973) locally. Edith died on 14 Feb 1973 in Armadale, aged 85. They had 3 children: Ernest Emanuel Mills (1916 - 2006); Douglas Joseph (Doug) Mills (1921 - 2001); and Doris Edith Mills (1927 - 2015).
Electoral Roll entries: 1903 at Lakeside, labourer; 1910 at Armadale, labourer; 1912 at Armadale, contractor; 1916 - 1943 at Armadale, sleeper contractor.
On 19 Apr 1942 Emanuel was mobilised and given his age and occupation he was posted to the Volunteer Defence Corp's 3rd (Swan) VDC Battalion where he was allocated to the 'H.V' Company. On 28 Feb 1943 he was transferred to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 15 Nov 1943 he was discharged at his own request.
Electoral Roll entries: 1958 - 1968 at Seventh road, Armadale, sleeper contractor.