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Hugh Cameron MacMILLAN

Regimental number466
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Addressc/o Bagot, Shakes, Lewis, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Ailcie Kate MacMillan, Kalgoorlie Road, Largs, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 3.5 years, Blythe Rifle Club.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3438 Pte Ian Stewart MACMILLAN, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 September 1918; 3439 Pte Douglas Gilchrist MACMILLAN MM, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

Originally due to embarked with 11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron, June 1915. Taken ill, and reassigned to 9th Light Horse Regiment.

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 10 February 1916.

Rejoined 11th Light Horse Regiment, 22 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 19 June 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 10 July 1916; Sergeant, 27 October 1916.

Admitted to 1/2 East Riding Field Ambulance, 29 October 1916 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty, 21 November 1916.

Wounded in action, Palestine, 13 November 1917 (gun shot wound, neck), and admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance; transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 November 1917; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 15 November 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 November 1917. Listed as 'dangerously ill', 18 November 1917. Medical report, 31 December 1917: 'Complete paralysis from waist downwards came on immediately [after wounding].'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 18 March 1918, for overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), 10 October 1918.

Total war service: 3 years 279 days (of which 2 years 67 days were abroad)

Died, 15th Australian General Hospital, Torrens Park, South Australia, 31 May 1919 (hypostatic pneumonia: due to war service).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 May 1919

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