Robert Mills was the son of William and Margaret Mills. Robert was born about 1896 in county Tyrone. The family lived in Tullyquinn Glebe, Aughintane, County Tyrone. His father and his mother were both labourers. Robert Mills enlisted in November 1914 and went out to France in 1915 being transferred to the Ulster Division. Private Mills was taken prisoner of war on 2nd April 1918 at the battle of Kemmel Hill and was released after the Armistice. During the time he was a prisoner in Germany, he got hurt working at bar iron and septic poisoning. In October 1919 Private Robert Mills was admitted to Omagh Infirmary suffering from his formal injury and meningitis set in and he passed away on Monday 26th October 1919.
Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Cemetery lies on the Murley Road. If coming from Dungannon, the Murley Road is a right turn at the entrance to the village. The Churchyard is 50m along that road on the right hand side. It is also known as Saint John's Parish Church, Fivemiletown.