ALFRED ERNEST MILLS 1899–1980
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
Age 2, living at The Firs, Holme Pierrepont with father Frederick 26, a groom gardener (domestic), mother Alice 28 and his brother Charles age 2 months.
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.
From Absent Voters List 1918
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
Address: Holme Road, Radcliffe
Employment: motor driver, Armitage Bros, grocers Victoria Street, Nottm.
Household: mother Alice, brother Charles, carter bread, Coperative Society, nephew John Blundall, grocer’s errand boy W Stafford, grocer, niece Lavinia Blundall, typist Boots Chemists
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
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.