Lance Corporal 5601 Bertie Mills

Mills Bertie 96 386x600

Died of Wounds on Friday, 10th November 1916, age 21.
Buried in Grave X. C. 6A. at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

2nd/5th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. 164th Brigade of 55th Division.

Son of Susannah Chapman (formerly Mills), of 38, Lansdale St., Swinton, Manchester, and the late Edward Mills. Born Staffordshire.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Salford, Lancs., Resident: Swinton, Lancs..

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/146159/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
9 Factory Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Edward Mills (48, Bricklayer, born Tipton), his wife Susannah (46, born Tipton), and their 4 children: Frank (25, Canal Boatman, born Tipton), Bertha (14, born Tipton), Lizzie (9, born Tipton), and Bert (6, born Tipton).

1911 Census
29 Dorning Street, Swinton, Lancs.
Thomas Chapman (48, Coal Miner- Hewer, born Swinton), his wife Susannah (55, born Tipton), and Susannah's 4 children from her first marriage: Frank Mills (25, Coal Miner - Hauler, born Tipton), Bertha Mills (22, born Tipton), Elizabeth Mills (19, born Tipton), and Bertie Mills (16, Cotton Mule Spinner, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings