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Thomas Sidney MILHAM

Regimental number3356
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers' (Catholic) College, Abbotsford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAbbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Milham, 48 William Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment in the Australian Medical Corps on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Alice MILHAM, 48 William Street, Abbotsford, Victoria. Native of Richmond
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4473 Pte John Richard MILHAM, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 February 1917, died, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 January 1916 (chest trouble); discharged to duty, 18 February 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 59th Bn, 26 March 1916; joined Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Fate subsequently determined as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on file: '[Buried? Presume buried?] About 300 yards to right of V.C. Sap at Fleurbaix.'

Note, Red Cross File No 1770309: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.1919.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILHAM Thomas Sidney
Red Cross File No 1770309

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