Walter Harold Mills
Walter Harold Mills, known as Harold, was one of the youngest men to see service in the First World War for he was born in Frampton on 2 May 1900, the last of the children of Mark Mills, a bricklayer, and Flora Ellen née Aldridge. The family lived on The Street, adjoining the New Inn; in 1911 only Harold's immediate older siblings, Sidney Charles and Ada Lilian were still at home.
No records have been found of Harold's work prior to his wartime service which, due to his age, would have been brief. Nevertheless, he was registered as an absent voter in 1918-19 and his service is commemorated on the plaque in the village hall.
On 7 June 1924 Harold married Dorothy Rita Eliza, sister of Martin Walter William Camm at St Mary's (seen in a photograph in our Gallery on their wedding day). At first they lived at Hart's Cottages, later moving to Springfield, both in The Street. Harold worked at Cadbury's factory and their son, Harold David, was born in 1929. Walter Harold Mills died on 12 February 1978 and was buried in St Mary's churchyard four days later.