Researched and written by Anne Wright
Pte H Mills
Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
These brief details are the only information that the Weybridge War Memorial state about Pte H Mills. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records the deaths of two Pte Mills of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment neither of whom have any discernible connection to Weybridge: Pte Horace Frederick Mills (G/21184; formerly 27592 of the Middlesex Regiment) of the 7th Battalion and Pte Henry Alfred Mills (G/67808; formerly 50964 of the Worcestershire Regiment)) of the 6th Battalion. Horace Mills was born in about 1894 at Potter Heigham, Norfolk and died on 30 September 1916. Henry Mills was born in 1899 at Islington and died on 18 August 1918. The 1901 and 1911 Census results show that neither of them was located in or close to Weybridge.
However, there is a Pte Mills of Weybridge who should to be honoured on the War Memorial; Pte H T Mills, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, service number 8060, killed in action, 22 October 1914.