|Place of birth||Strathalbyn, South Australia|
|Address||Strathalbyn, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Milnes, Strathalbyn, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in C Company, 74th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||52nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Date of fate incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 24 April 1917.|
|Place of burial||Courcelette British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 12), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Reported wounded in action, 3-4 September 1916; further report stated: 'Seen wounded[,] probably never reached dressing stn.' Subsequent report: 'Previously reported wounded and missing in action[;] now reported Killed in Action.'
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 24 April 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action 3-4 September 1916.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MILNES John|