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Walter Kenneth McMILLAN

Regimental number9694
Place of birthBourke New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarriage builder
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Walter Knox McMillan, 'Lenvuka', Llewellyn Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man showed great courage and devotion to duty while acting as a stretcher bearer working from an R.A.P. near the north east corner of POLYGON WOOD on 26th September, 1917. He had several times to pass through a heavy enemy barrage and was twice knocked down by shell explosion. He however carried on in a manner beyond praise and showed a fine example to his fellow bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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