Mills, Arthur James, DSO, VD (Lieutenant Colonel, b.1883 - d.1964)

Accession Number 1DRL/0501
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 wallets: 5 cm
Object type Papers
Maker McLaurin, Archibald McGibbon
Mills, Arthur James
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made 1917-1920
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1962
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur James Mills, DSO, VD, 1 Light Horse Regiment; 1st & 4th (Anzac) Battalions, Imperial Camel Corps; 15 Light Horse Regiment, 1915-1919, Egypt, Palestine. Collection consists of one postcard, eleven letters, five diaries, and four miscellaneous notes. Much of the writing is concerned with the activities of the Imperial Camel Corp in 1918, particularly the raids on Amman & Es Salt, the 1918 summer in the Jordan Valley, and the advance on Damascus.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Colonel Arthur James Mills, DSO, VD, commanded 4 Anzac Camel Battalion, 1917-18 and 15 Light Horse Regiment 1918-1919. Dentist of Parramatta, New South Wales; born Glebe Point, NSW, 10 July 1884; joined the AIF on 1 March 1915 as a Major and was posted to the 1st Light Horse Regiment; 2 November 1916 - transferred to the Camel Corps; 7 February 1917 - appointed 2nd in Command of the 1st Camel Battalion; 14 December 1917, transferred to 4 Camel Battalion; 29 December 1917 - promoted Lieutenant Colonel; 1 July 1918 - on disbandment of Camel Corps, was made C.O. of the newly formed 15th Light Horse Regiment; 19 January 1920 - AIF appointment terminated.

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