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Ernest Henry Whitford MILLS

Place of birthChatswood New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressMarlborough Road Willoughby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr E Mills, Marlborough Road, Willoughby, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


*Refers 9 April 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: *Unspecified"

Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack. After a heavy bombardment, the enemy attacked in strength, and advanced to within bombing distance of the position. Though twice wounded he moved from post to post, encouraging his men and supervising the defence. During part of the time all communication was broken, and it was largely due to his initiative and courage that the position was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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