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Regimental number2648
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAcacia Road, Sutherland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, R Milner, Acacia Road, Sutherland, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services and coolness in action maintaining communications under very heavy fire.' (East of Ypres 3-6 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 19 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 3/6th Oct., 1917. L/Cpl. MILNER assisted in directing the laying of telegraph lines under intense enemy shell fire. His coolness in action was largely responsible for the establishment of communication within the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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