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John Struthers MILLAR

Regimental number1247
Place of birthArmadale, Scotland
SchoolMossvale School, Paisley, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStratham, Oberon Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 2.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMrs Mary Millar, 8 Blythwood Drive, Paisley, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 April 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 18), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary MILLAR, 8 Blytheswood Drive, Paisley, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Baviere, Malta, 24 October 1915 (influenza); transferred to All Saints Hospital, 18 November 1915; discharged to Active Service, 4 January 1916.

Returned to duty, Tel el Kebir, 13 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, france, 23 March 1916.

Killed in action, 23 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLAR John Struthers

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