Full name: Walter James Mills
Born: Durbanville, 16 June 1891
Deceased: Somerset West, 23 February 1975
Clubs: SA College, Hamiltons
Province: Western Province
International career: 910-13: 1 test
Wally Mills played for South Africa before he played for Western Province. He scored a try in the only test he played – the second international against the 1910 tourists. He was then inexplicably dropped for the third, but was selected for the 1912-13 tour to the UK, Ireland and France.
He was a cousin of Louis Louw and they played together in the same Springbok team. In World War I he fought first in German South West Africa (now Namibia) in the Royal Artillery. This was followed by a stint in the Indian Army, when persuaded to return to South Africa when his brother died in the great flu epidemic.
Later he managed a private estate and was chief judge of the SA Turf Club in succession to Vollie van der Bijl.