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Cecil David MILNE

Regimental number46
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address185 Riversdale Road, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, David A Milne, 185 Riversdale Road, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name23rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work on 7-8 November 1917 at Broodseinde.'
Recommendation date: 17 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during recent operations near BROODSEINDE, east of YPRES. This N.C.O. did valuable and courageous work whilst in charge of Limber Transport during the Battalion's tour of duty in Front Line. On the night 7th/8th November, 1917, his transport came under heavy enemy shell fire, which destroyed the road. He immediately reconnoitred a track forward, and whilst doing so his horse was killed under him. He however, safely led his transport on and delivered Stores to Battalion Dump. His coolness and splendid example to the men under him was most marked, and he showed an utter disregard of personal danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Miltary Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 March 1953
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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