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John Jamison MILLAR

Regimental number20974
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
AddressRiding Road, Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Millar, Riding Road, Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGNR (A/BDR)
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 34th Battery
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date7 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked, Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

To hospital, 1 November 1916; discharged from Hospital to duty, 15 November 1916; proceeded overseas from Southampton to France, 18 January 1917; taken on strength and posted to 47th Bn, 9 February 1917; promoted to Corporal, 25 August 1917; on leave to Uunited Kingdom, 10 October 1917; rejoined from leave, 23 October 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance (contusion left side), Belgium, 17 December 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 17 December 1917; to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne, 20 December 1917; to England, 21 December 1917; admitted to St David Hospital, 22 December 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 January 1918; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 21 January 1918; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 8 February 1918; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 1 March 1918; rejoined Bn., 8 March 1918.

Detached to 2nd Army Artillery School, 7 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 26 July 1918; promoted to Sergeant, 4 September 1918; proceeded on leave, 29 November 1918, rejoined Bn from leave, 13 December 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 30 March 1919; marched out from Australian General Base Depot for England for return to Australia, 8 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australiaon board HT 'Borda', London, 9 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 27 July 1919; discharged (demobilisation of Australian Imperial Force), Brisbane, 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

(There was a note saying that Sergeant J.J. Millar received a special mention of Sir D. Haig's despatch of 16th March 1919, submitting names deserving of special mention.)
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLAR John Jamison

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