Project Description

ALFRED ERNEST MILLS 1899–1980

Alf Mills-1
Photo from Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society

Born 2nd March 1899 in Holme Pierrepont, Notts.

Baptised 2nd April 1899 at St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont

Married Lavinia Holmes 1928 in Bingham District, Lavinia living West End Villas, Radcliffe on Trent.

Daughter Phoebe born 1931

Died 8th June 1980, age 81

1901 Census

Age 2, living at The Firs, Holme Pierrepont with father Frederick, a groom gardener (domestic), mother Alice and his brother Charles age 2 months.

1911 Census

Age 12 at school, living on The Green, Radcliffe with father Frederick Charles Mills, a chauffeur (domestic), mother Alice and brother Charles Herbert, age 10.

Military Service

From Absent Voters List 1918

Rank: Private

Service Number: H276439

Military Unit: A Company, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Sherwood Rangers (Cyclist)

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

Medals Awarded: No details available

It has not been possible to confirm the details on the Absent Voter list from other sources. The 1/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry saw action at Gallipoli, Salonika and Egypt. The 2/1st and the 3/1st were based in the U.K. during the war. We do not know for certain in which of these battalions Alfred Mills saw service. However, the 2/1st was converted to cyclists in August 1917 and joined 11th Cyclist Brigade in the Cyclist Division where it remained until the end of the war, in the Canterbury area. (Wikipedia). It seems probable therefore that Alfred served in the 2/1st and remained in the U.K.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register and Absent Voter List:

Holme Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: West End Villas, Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: commercial traveller, chicken and poultry feed.

Household: living with wife Lavinia R born 24.10.1899, and Lavinia’s father Henry Holmes

Other information

Living at 4 West End Villas at date of death

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.