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Thomas Ernest Orton MILNE

Regimental number1032
Date of birth15 June 1892
Place of birthRoma, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBowen Street, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Milne, Bowen Street, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Thomas MILNE embarked twice with the AIF. On his first embarkation he left under the name Thomas Eric Orbon, Regimental number 1032. He embarked from Brisbane with the 5th Light Horse Regiment, 6 Reinforcement on HMAT A63 'Karoola' on 12 June 1915.

He returned to Australia in August 1915 for medical reason.

On 2 May 1916 he reembarked under the name of Thomas Ernest Orton MILNE, Regimental number 2344, from Melbourne with the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement on the HMAT A66 'Uganda'. He finally returned to Australia with the 3rd Anzac Battalion on 21 May 1917.

When he first embarked he gave his address as Bowen Street, Roma. At his second embarkation he gave his address as Gregory Street, Roma. At both embarkations he gave his marital status as single.

FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1917
Date of death25 April 1955
Age at death63
Place of burialHis ashes are placed at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane.

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