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John Alexander MILNE

Date of birth23 September 1872
Place of birthAberdeenshire, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressBundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E M Milne, 'Le Bocage', Terrace Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 4th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name41st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateKilled in Action 12 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row J, Grave No. 19), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
127
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Jane MILNE; husband of Elise M. MILNE, McKenzie Street, Bankstown, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee ohn Alex MILNE for first period of service.

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