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William Henry MILLIGAN

Regimental number4547
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoiler maker
Address88 Victoria Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Milligan, 88 Victoria Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5376 Pte Joseph Lewellen MILLIGAN, 21st Bn, killed in action, 23 February 1917; another brother (F.M. MILLIGAN) killed in action.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 28 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 2 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1780302, 4966 Pte J. GILBERT, A Company, 60th Bn, 16 January 1917: 'Witness says he saw soldier lying dead in No Man's Land about 30 yds. in front of the German front trenches Fleurbaix.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLIGAN William Henry
Red Cross File No 1780302

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