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Stephen Ralph Mills

Image 1: Mick Corcoran(sitting) and 2 unidentified soldier mates, all 3 soldiers wearing greatcoats - No known copyright restrictions

Image 1: Mick Corcoran(sitting) and 2 unidentified soldier mates, all 3 soldiers wearing greatcoats …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stephen Ralph AWMM
  • Surname
    Mills AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ralph AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 32958 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Stephen Mills (father), Thompson Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 32958 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Picture framer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Family write "Michael Corcoran 32938 (sitting) and 2 mates. It is believed, though not confirmed, that one of the mates is Stephen Ralph Mills - as, can be seen by closeness of serial numbers, they enlisted together. Ralph (as he was known) wrote a very moving letter home to Michael's sister Cecelia (Cis) after Michael's death detailing some of the circumstances around Michael's death.

    I did undertake to trace Ralph Mills, to understand his story following the war to see if his family knew he had written such a moving letter. I received a warm reply from his nephew who remembers growing up in a house where 'Uncle Ralph' was a boarder of his sister and her family. So it is interesting to note that despite both returning from the war, neither Ralph Mills nor Tom Corcoran (26/989, brother of his mate Michael) never married and both lived out their lives as boarders in the household of a sister with a large family." AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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