Lt. Harris McClure Mills

Regina Trench Cemetery


Near Courcelette


Born in London, Ontario, in October 1893, Harris signed on in October 1915.

With previous military experienced noted in the 26th Middlesex Light Infantry, Harris, a resident of London, Ontario, was a book keeper by trade when he attested into the 33rd Battalion in London on October 22nd, 1915.

The 33rd Battalion provided 206 men to the 4th CMR in early May and early June 1916, the latter and larger batch being after the 4th CMR's huge losses in the "Battle for Mount Sorrel" on June 2nd, 1916. Harris was transferred to the 4th CMR and joined them in the field on June 17th.

At the time of Harris's loss, on October 1st, 1916, the 4th CMR was engaged in a costly attack on Regina Trench, in which some 70 men of the 4th CMR were lost. Harris was killed whilst leading his platoon forward under heavy enemy shell and rifle fire.

Lt. Harris McClure Mills is one of 15 men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Regina Trench Military Cemetery.

Headstone image, thanks to Gord McKeekan, and biography excerpt courtesy of