Mills, Lieutenant Frederic Charles Markham

No 2 Sqn AFC

Frederic Mills (listed in the CWGC register as Markham-Mills) was born in Italy, and was an Engineering Student aged 20 when he enlisted in the AIF in Sydney on 17 September 1914; in December he was assigned to the Divisional Ammunition Park. On 22 December he left Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic. He served in the 17th Divisional Ammunition Sub Park, the 13th Field Ambulance and the 1st Division Supply Column, including service on the Western Front, before October 1917 when he transferred to the AFC for pilot training. He was commissioned after graduation in March 1918. After further training, and promotion to Lieutenant, he was posted to No 2 Sqn in June 1918.

On 12 August, while flying SE 5a E5989, he was credited with a Fokker D.VII out of control over Licourt at 11.00, and two days later, again flying E5989, he was credited with a Fokker D.VII that crashed near Nieppe at 10.05.

He was taken ill with influenza in late November and died in the Station Hospital in Paris on 18
December 1918.

Lt F C M Mills is buried in Grave 6 19 12 at the City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin, France.

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