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Private William Mills

 

 

Mills

 

William Mills was born on 13 February 1898 at Carnaveagh, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, the fifth of six children of farmer John Mills and his wife Martha Margaret (formerly Clarke).

He enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 17 August and 12 September 1917 (Corps of Hussars No.71979).

Private Mills saw no overseas service, but died at the North Irish Horse Depot hospital at Antrim on 30 November 1918. He is buried at Ballybay First Presbyterian Churchyard, Ireland, grave in north-east part of grounds. The gravestone inscription reads:

H/71979 PRIVATE
W. MILLS
NORTH IRISH HORSE
30TH NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 20

THY WILL BE DONE

 

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