Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 13th April 1941; age: 62; from Cardiac Failure due to Smallpox.

Residence: 42, Boyton Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Carpenter – Ship’s Crew.

Regiment: Merchant Navy, S.S.’Ormonde’ – port of registry – Glasgow.

Memorial Reference:

Panel 77.

Tower Hill Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Leonora Mills, of Ipswich.




1881   83, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Henry Mills, 47, a Blacksmith, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Mary Mills (nee Bell), 44, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Romer Henry Mills, 14, a Porter, born Ipswich.

Ada Lucy Mills, 12, born Ipswich.

Alice Mary Mills, 8, born Ipswich.


1891   83, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 57, a Blacksmith.

Mary, 54.

Romer, 24, a Cutter – Corset Factory.

Alice, 18.


1901   111, Alan Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 21 years old, a Shipwright. He was living with his parents & sister.

Henry, 68, a Blacksmith.

Mary, 63, a Laundress – Wash – own account – at home.

Alice, 28, a Laundress.


1911   20, Hill Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 33 years old, a Shipwright – at sea. He was married and head of the household.

Leonora, 33.


In 1904, Ipswich, Arthur married Leonora Chaplin, born November 1879, Ipswich.


Arthur’s father Henry Mills died 1924, Ipswich. His mother Mary Mills died 1933, Ipswich.




Leonora Mills was living alone at their family home – 42, Boyton Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Leonora Mills – widow.

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