The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Captain P T Mills


Photograph by "soilsister"

Captain Percy Trevenen MILLS,  3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action,  8th February 1915, age 27.

12th February 1887, born Hampstead, London, son of the late William Gundry & Anna Ellen  Mills, of Torfrey, Par Station, Cornwall; husband of Ruby Mills.

1911 June, Newcastle on Tyne Registration District, married Ruby Weddell.

1911 Census - North Cottage, Adderstone Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne - George Weddell, head, age 56, married, manufacturing chemist, employer, born Roxburgh, Kelso, Scotland; Isabella Weddell, wife, age 53, married 30 years, 3 children. all still alive, born Newcastle upon Tyne; Shirley Weddell, daughter, age 27, single, born Newcastle upon Tyne; Ruby Weddell, daughter, age 23, single, born Newcastle upon Tyne; Mary Owell, servant, age 24, single, housemaid domestic, born Newcastle upon Tyne; Beatrice Annie Fulton, servant, age 22, cook domestic, born Gateshead, Durham; Percy Trevenen Mills, visitor, age 24, single, Agent for Motor Cars, employer, born London.

Children - Ellen Ruth Trevenen Mills, born 1914.

20th November 1914, posted BEF.

29th April 1915, Probate - Percy Trevenen Mills, of Rookwood, Burgess Hill Sussex. Captain Royal West Kent Regiment, died 8th February 1915. Probate London 29th April to Thomas Gundry Mills, Royal Garrison Artillery. Effects £21772 3s 11d.

1926, June, St Martin London, Ruby Mills married John Penman, resided Englefield, Station Avenue, Walton on Thames.

Buried at Dranouter Churchyard, II. A. 11., Belgium. Commemorated Burgess Hill Memorials.

NOTE: Officers Died in the Great War shows a first name as TREVENSON; CWGC web site shows it as TREVENEN.

London Gazette 28th May 1915.


"Pursuant to the Law of Property Amendment Act, 1859 (22 and 23 Viet., c. 35). NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of Percy Trevenen Mills, late of Rookwood, Burgess Hill, in the county of Sussex, formerly of Torfrey Par Station, in the county of Cornwall, a Captain in the Royal West Kent Regiment, deceased, who was killed in action in France on the 8th day of February, 1915, and whose will was proved by Thomas Gundry Mills, one of the executors therein named, on the 29th day of April, 1915, in the Principal Probate Registry), are hereby required to send in the particulars of their claims and -demands .to the undersigned, the Solicitors of the said executor, on or before the 30th day of June, 1915; and notice is hereby also given, that after that day the said executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the said executor shall then have notice; and that he will not  he liable for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person of whose debt or claim he shall not then have had notice. Dated this 26th day of May, 1915.

WADESON and MALLESON, 7, Devonshire Square, London, E.G., Solicitors for the said Executor.

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