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John Michael MILLAR

Regimental number2043
Place of birthDundalk, Ireland
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinD Millar, 23 Egmont Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915. Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 21 August 1915 (febrile), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (influenza); rejoined unit, 31 August 1915. Transferred to No 1 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 25 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation); taken on strength, 1st Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 March 1916. Reprimanded for being absent without leave, 1430, 30 March, to 0230, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 15 September 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged to duty, 16 September 1916. Found guilty, 9 October 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, to wit, making false statements to an Officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 11 November 1916.

Found guilty, 27 February 1917, of when on Active service drunkenness in that he being under the influence of liquor was unable to carry out his duty as a stretcher bearer at about 8 pm on the 19/2/17: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2. Rejoined unit from Detention Camp, 12 March 1917. Detached to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 July 1917; rejoined 1st ACCS, 24 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7-26 January 1918. Found guilty of being absent without leave from 1 am, 25 January, to 1.30 pm, 26 January 1918: forfeited 2 days' pay; total forfeiture, 4 days' pay. Found guilty, 23 February 1918, of conduct prejudicial to good order and Military Discipline in that he left his bed in an untidy condition: awarded 7 days confined to barracks. Found guilty, 18 April 1918, of when on Active Service being outside the bounds of the village of Blendecques between the hours of 6 pm and 6.30 pm on the 17/4/18 without a pass contrary to Routine Order 1046: awarded 7 days confined to barracks. Found guilty, 2 September 1918, of drunkenness: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto, Italy, 8 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 December 1918; discharged, 31 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 January 1951
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLAR John Michael

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