Mills, Hon. Charles Thomas

13 March 1887-6 October 1915

War Service:
Second Lieutenant The Hon. CHARLES THOMAS MILLS of 2nd battalion Scots Guards was killed at Hulluch on 6 October 1915, aged 28. After serving for several years as a lieutenant in the Queen’s Own West Kent Yeomanry he was gazetted as 2nd lieutenant in the 2/Scots Guards in 1915.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford. He is also commemorated in the Book of Remembrance in the House of Commons Library and by a heraldic shield in the Commons Chamber.

He was the eldest son of the second Baron Hillingdon and Baroness Hillingdon, of Temple House, Waltham Cross, Herts. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College Oxford and played golf for Oxford against Cambridge in 1907 and 1908. He took his degree in 1908 and two years later was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Uxbridge, becoming the youngest Member in the House. He was a partner in the family banking firm of Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co. At the time of his death he was the sixth MP to be killed in the Great War and one of four in a single fortnight.

The Times 11 October 1915

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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