The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H J Mills


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Private (Drummer) Harvey James MILLS, G/11053, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th May 1917, age 22.

Born Godstone, Surrey, son of George and Christina Mills, of "Grasmere," Park Avenue, Northfleet, Gravesend. Kent.

1st July 1894, Burstow, Surrey, baptism of Harvey James Mills, son of George and Christina Mills.


1911 Census - 5 Cromdate Place, Stoke, Rochester, Kent - George Mills, head, age 57, married, farm labourer, employer, born Godstone, Surrey; Christina Mills, wife, age 46, married 26 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Merstham, Surrey; Harvey James Mills, son, age 16, single, farm labourer, employer, born Burstow, Surrey; Kate Elizabeth Mills, daughter, age 14, born Beeding, Sussex; Elsie Mills, daughter, age 6, born Eastbourne, Sussex; Harold Mills, son, age 6, born Eastbourne, Sussex.


Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent, age 21 years & 167 days, height 5ft 8½ inches, 132lbs.  Resided "Grasmere," Park Avenue,  Northfleet, Kent. Formerly paper maker.

Separation Allowance of 5/3 a week & Allotment of Pay of 2/11 a week payable to mother.

Home, 15th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to 7th May 1917.

15th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th November 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 4th May 1916, Havres, disembarked;

17th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, single; Father, Mills George, Grasmere, Park Avenue, Northfleet; Mother, Mills Christina, Grasmere, Park Avenue, Northfleet; Brothers - Mills William Richard, age 32, 88 Wish? Road, Eastbourne; Mills Norman Frank, age 29, Linden? House, St Edmonds Road, Clifton ????? ???; Mills Harold, age 15, Grasmere, Park Avenue, Northfleet; Brothers, half blood - Mills Harry, age 41, 4 Holmesdale? Terrace, Dorking; Mills Herbert Arthur, age 40, Mondella? Lodge, Summerheath Road, Hailsham; Sisters - Mills Edith Mary, age 32, 1 Sydney Road, Haywards Heath; Mills Florina? Christina, age 30, c/o L Sainstead?, 3 The Exchange, Brighton Road, Canterbury?; Mills ????? Elizabeth, age 22, 50 Palace? Court?, Bayswater; Mills Elsie, age 15, Grasmere, Park Avenue, Northfleet; Sisters, half blood - Dower? Minnie? Marcia?, age 35, Cresdston? Post Office, Albista?.

Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, BB. 18., Belgium.


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