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41087   Private Robert Mills
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/03/1896
Died: 26/10/1919 (Died of Illness)
Age: 23
Robert Mills was the son of William and Margaret Mills. He was born on 21st March 1896. He was one of at least five children, all born in the Fivemiletown area. His father and his mother were both labourers. Robert Mills enlisted in November 1914 and went out to France in 1915. 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 hospital suffering from his former injury and meningitis set in. He passed away on Monday 26th October 1919.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: South-east part
CWGC Casualty 661729
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 79
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mills family Lists Robert as age 5 living with the family at house 12 in Tullyquinn Glebe, Aghintain, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Mills family Lists Robert as age 15 living with the family at house 12 in Tullyquin Glebe, Aghintain, Tyrone
3 Facebook - North Irish Horse in WWI Details of Private Robert Mills
4 Photo of Private Robert Mills' headstone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Red Cross WW1 POW Records Mills, Robert - 11/04/1918
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of R Mills' gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023