PrivateMILLS, WALTER

Service Number 375499

Died 11/12/1917

Aged 23

1st/10th Bn.
Manchester Regiment

V C

Husband of Mrs. E. Mills, of 10, Smith St., Oldham.

Inscription

DEATH DOES NOT PART THE LOVE THAT FORMED THE LINK BETWEEN US

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30523, dated 12th Feb., 1918, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice. When, after an intense gas attack, a strong enemy patrol endeavoured to rush our posts, the garrisons of which had been overcome, and, though badly gassed himself, he met the attack single-handed and continued to throw bombs until the arrival of reinforcements, and remained at his post until the enemy's attacks had been finally driven off. While being carried away he died from gas poisoning. It was solely due to his exertions, when his only chance of personal safety lay in remaining motionless, that the enemy was defeated and the line retained intact."

Buried at GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 904

Cemetery/memorial reference: V. C. 2.

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.