The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant R H Mills


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Serjeant Robert Henry MILLS, S/2449, 3rd Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. died at Royal Hertfordshire Hospital, 23rd September 1915,  age 35.

Born St Pauls, Deptford, Kent,  son of Robert Henry and Jane Mills, of Deptford.

Served in the Mediterranean during the South African Campaign.

Banns of Marriage, Christ Church, Deptford, Lewisham - 26th October 1902; 2nd November 1902; 9th November 1902, Robert Henry Mills, bachelor & Ethel Hannah Smith.

12th November 1902, Christ Church, in the Parish of St Paul, Deptford, Robert Henry Mills, age 21, bachelor, carman, 32 Hosier Street, father Robert Henry Mills, labourer, married Ethel Hannah Smith, age 18, spinster, 52b? Church Street, father, Thomas William Smith, boiler maker.

Children - Robert Thomas Mills, born 24th January 1903; Walter Frederick Mills, born 19th April 1904; Sidney Ernest Mills, born 1st August 1911.


1911 Census - 13 Leonidas Street, Deptford, London SE - Robert Mills, head, age 29, married, waterside labourer, General Builders Merchants, worker, born Deptford, Kent; Ethel Mills, wife, age 26, married 8 years, 3 children, 2 still alive, L.C.C. helper Poor Childrens Dinners, worker, born Deptford, Kent; Robert Mills, son, age 8, school, born Deptford, Kent; Walter Mills, son, age 6, school, born Deptford, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Resided 38, Alvar St., Deptford, London.

Awarded King George V Coronation Medal - The King George V Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal instituted in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V, that took place on 22 June 1911, awarded for participation in coronation, or public service.

1919 June, Greenwich Registration District, Ethel Hannah Mills, married Henry Bilby

Buried at  Deptford (Brockley) Cemetery, Screen Wall. A. 1852. London.


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