|courtesy of Ashley Odle|
After entering the army, Joseph was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry. He was transported to France with the unit aboard the USS Finland which left Hoboken, New Jersey in mid-June 1918. PVT Mills was wounded and died of his wound(s) on 26 Oct 1918.
PVT Mills was repatriated and is buried in Bondtown Cemetery in Wise County, Virginia.