|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||3 wallets: 5 cm|
McLaurin, Archibald McGibbon
Mills, Arthur James
|Place made||Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Palestine|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/1962|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Mills, Arthur James, DSO, VD (Lieutenant Colonel, b.1883 - d.1954)
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.
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.