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Christopher MILLER

Regimental number23077
Place of birthCoolybrown, Reens, Co Limerick, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCloncurry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J R Miller, Coolybrown, Ardagh, Reens, Co Limerick, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
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War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Sub Park, 27 October 1916.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 July 1917 (internal colic); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 15 July 1917; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1917 (appendicitis); to England, 27 July 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, 28 July 1917 (appendicitis, severe); to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 31 August 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 September 1917; to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 October 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverell, 8 November 1917. Transferred to Artillery Details, 4 December 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1918; taken on strength, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, Belgium, 22 January 1918.

Admitted to 9th Canadian Field Ambulance, 16 May 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to 11th Canadian Field Ambulance, 18 May 1918; rejoined unit, France, 30 May 1918. Transferred to 112th Battery, 19 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 17 October 1918 (gun shot wound, back), and admitted to 48th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, 18 October 1918 (dysentery); to 25th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 October 1918; to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 26 November 1918; to England, 26 November 1918, and admitted to University War Hospital, Southampton, 27 November 1918; to Convalescent Hospital, Barton, 10 January 1919; discharged on furlough, 29 January 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, 12 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 18 May 1919; discharged,5 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLER Christopher

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