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Thomas McMILLAN

Regimental number2097
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLineman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinBrother, John McMillan, 20 Maxwell Road, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date8 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work near Hargicourt on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Hargicourt, on 18 September, 1918. During the advance, he located an enemy machine gun nest, and, taking two of his platoon, rushed the post, killing a number of the crew and capturing four machine guns and 45 prisoners, aiding considerably the speedy capture of the objective with a minimum of losses. He did splendid work, and showed a fine example of courage and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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