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Vivian Ernest McMILLAN

Regimental number2429
Place of birthEugowra, New South Wales
AddressRosebank, Eugowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McMillan, Rosebank, Eugowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceWas a member of the Eugowra Rifle Club.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 14), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Eugowra Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Archibald and Mary McMILLAN. Native of Forbes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2428 Lance Corporal Robert Bruce McMILLAN, 18th Bn, killed in action, 5 October 1917; Nephew: 1184 Pte Roy Alexander McMILLAN, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 21 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, France

Taken on strength, 18th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 10 January 1916, and posted to 'A' Company.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Killed in action, 5 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McMILLAN Vivian Ernest

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