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RAMC profile of:
Robert Herbert MILLS-ROBERTS C.M.G., F.R.C.S.
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
Penmachno, Caenarfonshire, Wales on 5th August 1862

Service Number:

TF Number:

Rank: t.Lt/Col

Unit: 131st Field Ambulance

Attached To:

Enlistment Location:

Also Served: 41 Stationary Hospital

Outcome: Survived the war

Date Died: 27th November 1935
Age Died: 74

Where Buried and/or Commemorated:

Awards: MiD

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Other Information:

Robert was educated at Friars School, Banger, Aberystwyth College, and St. Thomas Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1887. He later qualified F.R.C.S. [Ed] in 1893. As a student he played both association football and rugby football and in the 1880s was a leading football player, playing in Preston North End and was a Welsh International. Robert became house-surgeon to the Stroud Hospital and Birmingham General Hospital, he also practiced at Llanberis, where he was surgeon to the Dinorwic quarries from 1889 to 1914, until he left for active service in the Great War. During the South African war, Robert was a surgeon on the staff of the Welch Hospital, with the rank of Major, R.A.M.C., and for his service was created a C.M.G., he was also mentioned in dispatched and received the two medals with three clasps. At the outbreak of the Great War he was second in command of the 6th Bn. Welch Fusiliers but he was transferred to the R.A.M.C. and as a temporary Lieutenant-Colonel commanded the 131st Field Ambulance. The unit was raised under his command and he remained with them until 25th February 1918, when he was relieved by Captain James Chambers Sproule. He then served at the 41st Stationary Hospital from 1918 to 1919. For his service in France he was again mentioned in despatches. After he demobilized in 1919 he was appointed Debuty Commissioner of Medical Services under the Ministry of Pensions, and served in this capacity in North Wales and Shropshire until 1924. Robert died in Bournmouth after a long illness. He was the son of Robert Roberts J.P. of Plas Meini, formally manager of the Oakeley quarries. [Information sources: British Medical Journal and 131st Field Ambulance war diary]


 
 
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