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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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