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Regimental number11034
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
OccupationLine foreman
Address14 Arthur Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Agnes Milliken, 14 Arthur Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lucas and Sarah MILLIKEN. Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in maintaining the artillery communications under heavy shell fire. Although severely shaken by explosives, he stuck to his duty and restored broken lines at critical moments. He has shown great ability and courage on several previous occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period from the end of March to the present time, this N.C.O. has shown remarkable ability in handling and organising the work of his Airline Section. It was due to his energy and ability during the operations of August, that communications to Divisions, were maintained and developed. At all times he is a fine example to those under him, by his initiative foresight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1941
Age at death60
Place of burialSpringvale Crematorium, Victoria

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