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Charles Westbrook MILLARD

Regimental number3880
Place of birthCroydon, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolAshfield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
Address307 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Millard, 307 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel MILLARD and Emily WESTBROOK (formerly MILLARD); Wife: Alice MILLARD, Boadicea, Murray Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 55th Bn from 5th Brigade Details, 3 April 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 26 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1770502: 'No trace Germany. CERT. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Statement, 7901 Driver H.M. McCONNELL, 10th Company, Australian Army Service Corps (patient, No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen), 9 January 1917: 'Infrmant says he knew a Charlie Millard in C. or D. Coy. in the 55th Battn. who came from Ashfield N.S.W. This man was reported missing about July 19th at Fleurbaix and Pte. Young of the same Coy. told Informant that Millard had been blown up by a shell in the attack.'

Second statement, 3080 Pte J. HARTNEY, 55th Bn, 3 April 1917: 'This man was captured by the enemy, he and others were under the charge of Lieut. Folcard late of Sydney. This happened in an advance made at Fromelles on July 19/16. The ground was not held. I saw this man and his party cut off by the enemy, they advanced too far and could not return.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLARD Charles Westbrook
Red Cross File No 1770502

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