Findlay Loudon Mills

Biography of Findlay Loudon Mills

Sergeant Finlay Loudon Mills of the RAFVR was born in Motherwell and attended Dalziel High School. He entered the University with a First in the open bursary competition in 1930 and graduated MA in 1935 when he won the Logan Medal. Mills went on to Balliol College, Oxford in 1934 as a Snell and a Craven Scholar. He was awarded a Ferguson Scholarship in Classics and was awarded a First Class in Classical Moderations. He subsequently won the Hertford Scholarship.

In 1938 Mills was appointed a lecturer in Latin at the University of Aberdeen. The following year, he returned to Glasgow as lecturer in Greek. He served in the RAF in Egypt and was killed on 7 January 1943.

Mills' name is inscribed on the Roll of Honour at the University, and on the Second World War Memorial in the Chapel Passage at Oxford.


Findlay Loudon Mills
Born 20 June 1912, Motherwell, Scotland.
Died 7 January 1943.
University Link: Graduate, Lecturer
GU Degree: MA, 1935;
Father's Details: Findlay Mills; Music seller
War Service: Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Alamein Memorial, Egypt
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 20th Dec 2007

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  • Graduate
  • Lecturer

WWII Roll of Honour

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