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William John McMILLAN

Regimental number2684
Date of birth13 May 1884
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
SchoolGawler Public School, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationHorse driver
AddressUnion Street, Gawler South, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Maud Caroline McMillan, Adelaide GPO, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)


Recommendation date: 10 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsWar service: France. Gassed, April 1918; wounded, 29 September 1918; invalided to Clifton Road Hospital, Hackney, London; left foot amputated; recovered and returned to Australia.
Date of death11 June 1970
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery
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