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Alexander Buchanan McMILLAN

Regimental number129
Date of birth13 October 1893
Place of birthAlexandria, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address193 Augustus Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinA.E. McMillan, 139 Augustus Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the25th Signal Company Army Engineers.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 December 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 25583 Driver Cornelius Duncan McMILLAN, 4th Divisional Signal Company, effective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915. Contracted enteric fever, 6 August 1915; embarked for England, 2 October 1915, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 October 1916. Returned to Australia; discharged (medically unfit).

Re-embarked (no details available).

Promoted Temporary Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II),1 January 1918.

Married Agnes McKELLAR, spinster, aged 24, at Unitarian Church, 17 Calderwood Road, Glasgow, Scotland, 8 April 1919.

Promoted Temporary WO Class I, 25 April 1919.

Granted indefinite leave subject to recall awaiting family ship, 6 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, 5 December 1919; arrived Melbourne, 20 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 23 January 1920; discharged, 7 April 1920.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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