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Regimental number15663
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressLarne Park Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Millikin, Larne Park Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations North East of PERONNE commencing 28th August 1918 to 3rd September, 1918, this man's Battery was occupying a forward position in close support of the Infantry. During a heavy hostile area shoot embracing the Battery position, one of the ammunition dumps containing a large number of rounds was hit. This Gunner at once jumped out of the trench and with an utter disregard for personal safety and of the heavy hostile shelling, pulled away the burning ammunition at considerable danger to himself and saved a considerable number of rounds when the supply of ammunition was most difficult and every round was needed. By reason of the advanced position of the Battery, it was most important that knowledge of its location be denied to the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsStep-brother: 5614 Pte William MILLIKIN, 20th Bn, killed in action, 7 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Lost a leg.

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