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George Eric MILNE

Regimental number795
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
Addressl11 Burke Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Milne, 111 Burke Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 4 April 1918

FateDied of wounds 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death25
Place of burialGesaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Zippie MILNE, 235 Burke Road, Canterbury, Victoria

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a heavy barrage fell on the sector held by this officer's company, anticipating an attack. He visited each part of the line, seeing that all were prepared. On the attack taking place, calling on his men to follow him, he led them straight for the enemy, whom he successfully repulsed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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