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Pte G.H.Mills Liverpool Pals


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Hi Iam looking for any information to which Batallion this soldier served,below I have provided his details.

Name G.H.Mills.

Rank Pte.

Number 21938.

Regt. Liverpool.

I did not see his name on the CWGC As a casualty,any help is appriciated.

Regards Steven.

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Hi Steven,

His entry date, 7/11/1915 to France, matches that of -

"17th (Service) Battalion (1st City)

Formed in Liverpool on 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby, in the old watch factory at Prescot.

30 April 1915 : attached to 89th Brigade, 30th Division.

Landed at Boulogne on 7 November 1915."

http://www.1914-1918.net/kings.htm

So possibly 17th although he could have gone to any of the Bn.'s already in France as part of a draft. Liverpool experts?

John

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Hi Steven,

His entry date, 7/11/1915 to France, matches that of -

"17th (Service) Battalion (1st City)

Formed in Liverpool on 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby, in the old watch factory at Prescot.

30 April 1915 : attached to 89th Brigade, 30th Division.

Landed at Boulogne on 7 November 1915."

http://www.1914-1918.net/kings.htm

So possibly 17th although he could have gone to any of the Bn.'s already in France as part of a draft. Liverpool experts?

John

Hi John,

Many thanks, I have been looking at some sites regarding the Liverpool pals Battalions, they were involved in heavy fighing right up to the end in 1918, hopefully someone can give more on this soldier.

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Steven

If you can get hold of a copy of 'Liverpool Pals' by the late Graham Maddocks (published by Sword & Pen), you will find much detail of all four Liverpool Pals battalions.

D

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Are you sure he was a casualty?

His name does not appear on the CWGC, nor on SDGW, nor even in the alphabetical list in The History of the Kings Liverpool Regiment. His name is also not in Maddock's Liverpool Pals.

I think he may have survived, or died after the closing date, or else you have a non-commemoration!

Bruce

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Here is his MIC

Cheers

Atnomis

millsh.jpg

Many thanks guys help is much appriciated. Hi Bruce if you look at my previous statement I mentioned i could'nt find his name in the CWGC so I believed he was a survivor.

Regards Steven.

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I did notice, but you also added "as a casualty...." which rather confused me!

(A bear with very little brain...)

Bruce

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I did notice, but you also added "as a casualty...." which rather confused me!

(A bear with very little brain...)

Bruce

Hi Bruce my fault need to stop having a beer when typing.Thank for the help I got this soldiers victory medal off e-bay be nice if i could reunite the othe 2 medals.

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hi steve,

21938,G.H,MILLS,17TH BATT,from TUEBROOK LIVERPOOL not a casualty.

joe.

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hi steve,

21938,G.H,MILLS,17TH BATT,from TUEBROOK LIVERPOOL not a casualty.

joe.

Hi Joe many thanks for the information, can I ask where did you get the info regards where he came from.

Steven.

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