Believed to be
Biography of Private Bertie Mills (242641)
1st/8th Battalion Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly 4497 1st/6th West Yorkshire

242641 1st/6th and 2nd/5th West Yorkshire
Died 27th September 1918


  • Name: Bertie Mills
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: John Tom Mills
  • DOB: 1864
  • Place of Birth: Bourne.Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Drayman for the G N Railway Company


  • Name: Esther Lane
  • DOB: 22nd September 1864
  • Place Of Birth: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 24th November 1890 St Marks Church, Peterborough
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Sarah Mabel Mills, 1892, Bourne
  • Walter William Mills, 1894, Bourne
  • Bertie Mills, 1895, Bourne
  • Lena Mills, 1902, Bourne

  • 1901: Bertie is living with his parents in Willoughby Road Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Bertie is living with his parents in Willoughby Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a parcel lad for the G N Railway Company.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • No marriage for Bertie has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List September 11th 1917
    Mills 242641 B. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Bertie Mills, 242641, 1st/8th Bn Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment was killed in action on 27th September 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Esther


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Lincoln


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