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Full Name
George Mills
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
George
Surname
Mills
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
11692
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Bank Officer
Next of Kin
Mrs Marjorie G. Mills (wife), C/o A.J. Tait, Timaru Boys' High School, Timaru, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
C/o National Bank, Timaru, New Zealand
Military District
Timaru
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 330
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
11 December 1941
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
XXX. B. 9.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
  • George Mills was the son of Robert James Mills and Elizabeth Mills, of Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Marjorie Mills (nee Tait).
  • A nephew born about a year later (son of Robert) was named in memory of his uncle.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941
  • Portrait, Weekly News 24 December 1941
  • Portrait, detail from a WW2 commemorative painted, pokerwork and cut-out varnished wooden box
  • Portrait, detail from a WW2 commemorative painted, pokerwork and cut-out varnished wooden box showing the paintings placed around the photograph
  • WW2 commemorative painted, pokerwork and cut-out varnished wooden box, top
  • WW2 commemorative painted, pokerwork and cut-out varnished wooden box, open, lined with pale blue satin type fabric and edged with brocade
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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