Walter Edmund MILLARD

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MILLARD, Walter Edmund

Service Number: 3546
Enlisted: 19 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Auburn, South Australia, 19 August 1886
Home Town: Auburn, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, Somme, France, 20 August 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Auburn RSL Community Centre, Auburn St John Anglican Church Memorial Panels, Auburn War WW1 Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gepps Cross Auburn Ancient Order of Foresters WW1 Roll of Honour, Gepps Cross Auburn Literary Society Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3546, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3546, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
20 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3546, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"LATE PTE. W. E. MILLARD.

AUBURN, September 26.- Mr. J. Millard, of Auburn, has received word that his son Pte. W. E. Millard, was killed in action in France on August 20, the day after his thirtieth birthday. The deceased was a native of Auburn, and for several years worked on the Koonowla property near that town. He was a Freemason, a P.C.R. of Court Auburn, A.O.F., and one of the leading footballers of the town. He was a regular attendant at St. John's Church, where he occupied the position of sidesman. He was universally popular. A brother, Pte. E. Millard, is with the light horse in Egypt." - from the Adelaide Observer 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

His younger brother 556 Tpr. Ernest William Millard (/explore/people/74713) died in the 14th A.G.H. at Port Said, Egypt, on 15 May 1918 from a GSW to his Jaw and neck received in Palestine, and from Septic Meningitis.

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