Phrcst. Mate, 2nd Class (Navy); of Iredell County; son of M. J. P. Mills. Entered service May 21, 1917, at Mooresville, N.C. Sent to Charleston, S. C., transferred to Marine Barracks, Philadelphia, Pa. Attached to 6th Marines and sailed with them to France Oct. 31, 1917. Served at Naval Base No. 1 at Brest, France. Served four months with Evacuation French Hospital No. 49. Returned to USA March 26, 1919. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., May 12, 1919.