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William Woodall MILLS

Regimental number6
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationHardwareman
Addressc/o Mrs Greenwood, 40 Power Street, North Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mills, 401 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Between CHALK PIT and POZIERES, from 16th. to 22nd. August 1916, Sergeant MILLS organised the stretcher bearers of 2nd Australian Field Ambulance. He repeatedly, under heavy fire and over difficult ground assisted in carrying wounded from Regimental Aid Posts in POZIERES to the Dressing Station at CHALK PIT. He also organised the expeditious evacuation of patients from CHALK PIT to Main Dressing Station under fire. All the time he was practically without rest and constantly under fire. By his splendid and conspicuous devotion to duty he inspired the other bearers in their difficult and dangerous work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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