Joseph Henry MILLHOUSE

Regimental number5733
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressMillicent, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs S E Millhouse, Millicent, South Australia
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services while leading Lewis Gun Section, showing initiative and personal courage.'
Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 3rd May, 1918. When touch was lost in the advance owing to the left being held up by wire and it was hard to see owing to the bad light, Private MILLHOUSE went out through an extremely heavy machine gun and rifle fire and got the men on the left into our line. His coolness and gallantry under very critical conditions were grand and his work most invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal