Ralph was born in 1895 in Ely, Cambridgeshire.  He was the younger of two sons born to Thomas Gunton Mills (1863-1944) and Harriet Mills (née Gunton).  By 1911 Ralph was still living at home but he was working as a Theatre Property Maker.  Ralph enlisted at Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire as Private 959, 1st 8th Battalion, Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.  He was killed on 5 June 1915 in Belgium.  He was buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.  He was also commemorated on the war memorial in Sutton in Ashfield and on the war memorial in St Mary Magdalene church, Sutton in Ashfield.

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Mills grave
Mills monument

 

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.202241 0.1368829 – click here for location

Parish : St Paul

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Census: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

 

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Ralph Franklin Mills