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Robert Orr MILLER

Regimental number6122
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Miller, 31 Edinburgh Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date5 June 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medical Board, No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 25 March 1918, concluded: 'This soldier is suffering from chronic gonorrhea, arthritis of both knees wirh much limitation of movement ... The Board is of the opinion that it will be at least 12 mnoths before he is fit for Active service, & it is quite possible that he will never be fit for Active Service again. The Board recommend he be discharged from the Service as permanently unfit.'

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 5 June 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 434 Robert Orr MILLER for first period of service.
Date of death10 February 1962
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLER Robert Orr

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