Edmund Alexander MILLAR

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MILLAR, Edmund Alexander

Service Number: 571
Enlisted: 29 May 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion
Born: Woodford, Victoria, 1886
Home Town: Camperdown, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Camperdown State School
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Accidental (suffocation from vomit while sleeping), France, 4 January 1917
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery
Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camperdown St. Paul's Anglican Church Memorial Window
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 571, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 571, 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
4 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 571

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. A. MILLAR.

Private Edmund A. Millar, whose death is announced in France, was for some years a resident of South Australia, and shortly before he enlisted in Victoria he was employed as a timekeeper on the East-West railway. He was 30 years of age, and a son of Mrs. James Millar, of Camperdown, Victoria. He was one of four brothers who enlisted, and he is the third to make the supreme sacrifice. He was of fine physique, and stood over 6 ft. high." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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