Trooper Desmond William MILLS

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press 2 March 1945

photo of Desmond Mills

1939 Register:Top Lane, Whatstandwell
William MILLS; b. 6 September 1883; Railway Relayer Labouter; married
Florence M MILLS; b. 26 June 1897; Domestic unpaid duties; married
Florence D SPELMAN (MILLS); b. 28 August 1923; Frame Tenter Wool Spiner; single
Jean MILLS; b. 20 Novemer 1925; at school; single
Peter L MILLS; b. 26 June 1929; at school; single
Colin MILLS ; b. 24 April 1936; under school age; single
One redacted record, presumed Desmond W MILLS born Q2 in 1922 in the Belper Registration District,
[RG101/5941C/011/26 Letter Code: RCHP]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

CWGC certificate for Desmond Mills

Inscription

A BETTER SON THERE NEVER LIVED. LOVED, REMEMBERED ALWAYS. MAM, DAD, SISTERS, BROTHERS

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 21 April 1944
MILLS
Treasured memories of our dear son Tpr. Desmond William Mills killed in Tunisia Aril 1943 – Mam and Dad. Always in our thoughts, dear brother – Sisters and Brothers

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press 2 March 1945
MILLS
Birthday memories of our dear son and brother, Trooper D.W. Mills 17/21 Lancers, R.A.C. on his 23rd birthday March 3rd 1945: killed April 1943.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember.
From Mam, Dad, Sisters and Brothers (Whatstandwell): also his pal Reg (overseas)