Emanuel Mills

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Emanuel Mills
Personal Information
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
Description 5'6" (1.68m) tall ; 147lbs
66.678 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair ; lacerated right thumb
Occupation Carrier & Marine Dealer
Religion Congregational
Address Seventh road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Edith Mills
Military Information
Reg Number W69560
Date of Enlistment 26 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

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.

War Service

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.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1958 - 1968 at Seventh road, Armadale, sleeper contractor.


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