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Major William George MILLS, R.E

Major William George MILLS, R.E

Male 1898 - 1971  (72 years)

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  • Name William George MILLS 
    Prefix Major 
    Suffix R.E 
    Nickname George 
    Born 25 May 1898  88, Clayhall Road, Clayhall, Alverstoke, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The copy of his birth certificate is dated 18th October 1901 and stamped
      "Royal Commission Patriotic Fund". This is just five months after the death of Thomas William.
      The assumption is that Eva Annie may have had a grant to pay for the burial of her husband.
      Ron & I visited the offices of the Patriotic Fund in London during May 2003. They don't have any records of grants to individuals.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Jun 1898  St. Mary's Church, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page 312 No. 2490
    Census 1901  59, Coburg St. North Shields, Northumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1901 Census. Thomas William, Eva Annie and William George Mills
    1901 Census. Thomas William, Eva Annie and William George Mills
    Census 1911  88, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1911 Census - Amy Williams, Eva Annie Mills nee Williams, WG Mills, G Williams
    1911 Census - Amy Williams, Eva Annie Mills nee Williams, WG Mills, G Williams
    Military 9 Jul 1943  Whitehall Cinema, East Grinstead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The East Grinstead Incident. 9th July 1943
    At the time he was the Military Assistance Officer at Great House Court, Fairfield Road, East Grinstead.
    Captain W.G. Mills was at a cinema in East Grinstead watching a film. An air raid started and the cinema took a direct hit.
    He organised the orderly evacuation of the cinema and was mentioned in despatches.

    See:- http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/sussex/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8829000/8829228.stm

    and:- http://spartacus-educational.com/2WWwhitehall.htm 
    Died 29 Jan 1971  R.N Hospital, Haslar Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Description: Cerebral Thrombosis Ateriosclerosis Disseminated Sclerosis (MS)
    Cremated 4 Feb 1971  Portsdown Crematorium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cremation Reference 34261
    • His ashes were scattered :-
      North Border 13/14 posts, South of Chestnut
    Association John Thomas WHITCOMBE (Relationship: Family Friend) 
    Notes 
    • According to Ron Mills, a relative, whom he thought may have been Jesse Mills, was prepared to pay the costs of sending William George Mills to Winchester College. George's mother Eva Annie insisted that he go straight into the Army instead.
      He did so as a bugler.

      Was this the reason behind a possible rift between the Mills and Williams families?.
      It is clear that William George was prevented from knowing anything about his relatives apart from some very sketchy details.

    Person ID I000007  Mills/Rushton Family History
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2015 

    Father Thomas William MILLS,   b. 5 Mar 1874, 3 Mead Terrace, Willesborough, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1901, Barrack No. 2, Newcastle upon Tyne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Eva Annie WILLIAMS,   b. 18 May 1873, Clayhall, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1915, 88, Clayhall Road, Clayhall. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1897  the Parish Church, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F000018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eileen Grace FRANCIS,   b. 10 Jan 1900, 70, North Street, Gosport, Hants. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1988, Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Census 1911  67, North Street, Gosport, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Licence 28 Aug 1920  The Parish Church of St. Matthew, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1921 - 1953  "Faenza", 45, Peel Road, Gosport, Hants. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1953 - 2003  "Elm Grove", 13, Spring Garden Lane, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eileen Mary MILLS,   b. 28 Jul 1921, 67, North Street, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1988, Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Ronald George MILLS,   b. 20 Jul 1923, 67, North St, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 2007, Southampton General Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Gordon Raymond MILLS,   b. 5 Oct 1926, Faenza, Peel Road, Gosport, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 2003, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F000020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - The East Grinstead Incident. 9th July 1943 At the time he was the Military Assistance Officer at Great House Court, Fairfield Road, East Grinstead. Captain W.G. Mills was at a cinema in East Grinstead watching a film. An air raid started and the cinema took a direct hit. He organised the orderly evacuation of the cinema and was mentioned in despatches. See:- http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/sussex/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8829000/8829228.stm and:- http://spartacus-educational.com/2WWwhitehall.htm - 9 Jul 1943 - Whitehall Cinema, East Grinstead Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    William George Mills
    William George Mills
    William George Mills 1899
    William George Mills 1899
    William George Mills Reverse
    William George Mills Reverse

    Documents
    World War One Medal Record Card
    World War One Medal Record Card

    Albums
    WG Mills Poetry and Sketch Book
    WG Mills Poetry and Sketch Book (18)
    This was written between February 1944 and December 1946