Christopher Mills

Mr Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills

Mr Christopher Mills was born in Longton (1), Staffordshire on 7 September 1860. He was married to Selina Ellen Kemp on 26th December 1892 and they had two children, a son Alfred John born 27th October, 1895 and a daughter Frances May born 13th May 1900.

Christopher Mills discharge book
(Courtesy of Dave Leach, UK)

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 94 Albert Road, (Chapel, Southampton). His last ship had been the St. Paul (2). As assistant butcher he received monthly wages of £4 10s.

Mills was rescued in collapsible C.

Mills signed on to the Oceanic on 29 May 1912.

A letter from a relation of Chris Mills survives. Written in the days following the sinking it mentions the uncertainty of knowing whether or not he had survived (read transcription).

Christopher Mills letter Letter
(Courtesy of Dave Leach, UK)

Notes

1. Longton, Staffs appears on the ID card, family sources give the locations as Fenton, Staffs.
2. According to the sign-on sheets his last ship was the St. Paul, according to his discharge book his last ship was the Olympic.

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)

Credits

Dave Leach, UK
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Liz Woodhead, UK

Pictures

Christopher Mills ID card

(1918) 

CHRISTOPHER MILLS ID CARD

 

Articles and Stories

Titanic Survivor's Strange Premonition of Death

Western Daily Press  (1930) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR'S STRANGE PREMONITION OF DEATH

 
Christopher Mills Letter

(1912) 

CHRISTOPHER MILLS LETTER

 
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