|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Rockhampton Grammar School, Queensland; Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Carthage Street, Tamworth, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, W J Milton, c/o A.M.P. Society, Carthage Street, Tamworth, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served as Sergeant, 18th Bn, North Sydney (Compulsory Military Training scheme).|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Passed Junior University Exam, 1913; 1st Football, 1914, 1915; All Schools First XV, 1914; Honour Cap and Colours; Stroked Champion Eight Oar Crew, 1915; Sub-Prefect, 1915. A fine athlete. (details from father)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 53), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Walter John and Mary MILTON, 39 Osborne Road, Manly, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3186 Pte Ernest Arthur Walter MILTON, 6th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 4 March 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 30 January 1916; transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 January 1916 (exposure to sun); discharged, 3 February 1916.
Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company, 9 March 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.
Found guilty, 2nd Rail Head, 8 April 1916, of riding on a camel contrary to Brigade Order 100/1: admonished.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported wounded in action, 20 July 1916; subsequently reported killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Buried in Eaton Hall Cemetery; reported by Rev. S.A. BEVERIDGE, attached to 29th Bn.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1780805, 958 Pte H. PALMER, 8th Machine Gun Company (patient, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 1 March 1917 ['A careful and reliable witness']: I saw his dead body in our trench, as I returned from the German trench on 20.7.16. at Fleurbaix (sic). He was hit in the head, and I heard afterwards that one shell had killed two or three of them. I feel sure that he was killed outright.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Regimental number incorrectly recorded as 21 on NAA site.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MILTON Roy Clifford
Red Cross File No 1780805