John Mills

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John Mills
Personal Information
Date of Birth 2 Apr 1887
Place of Birth Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Death 7 Aug 1976, aged 89
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 53 years, 7 months
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Fifth road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Harriett Mills
Military Information
Reg Number W30459
Date of Enlistment 20 Nov 1940
Rank Private
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

John had served with the 25th Infantry Battalion in France during the 1914 - 1918 war. During 1919 John married Harriet Sleight in Perth. Harriet died on 28 Apr 1972 in Armadale, aged 89.

War Service

Fifty Three year old John enlisted on 20 Nov 1940 for full time duty with the Recruit Training Depot at Naval Base. On 20 April 1941 he was transferred to the No. 3 Training Battalion at Northam where on 10 Jun 1941 he was charged with "Disobeying a Lawful Command given by his superior Officer'. For this he received a fine of 10/- ($1).

On 23 Jun 1941 he was discharged on the grounds that he was unlikely to become an efficient soldier. Given that John was now 54 years of age, this seems to be unremarkable.

Post War


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