Edward Lauderdale (Toby ) MILLWOOD


MILLWOOD, Edward Lauderdale

Service Numbers: 5/400070, WX6348
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia , 1915
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner/Millhand
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 24 April 1951
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
His grave is near the Australian Flag.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement SN 5/400070, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX6348, Australian Army Corps , Siege of Tobruk

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Toby Millwood was described by his acting platoon commander, Freddie From, as "irascible at times and forthright and although liked and admired by the men, was a little feared too". From added that Millwood had all the high prinicples of a good unionist.

Prior to his death by a sniper at Kapyong, he was looking forward to celebrating Anzac Day with the Turks, his comrades in the Korean War. He was the platoon's only casaulty when he was shot through the chest by a sniper while walking over open ground.  Members of his platoon shot the sniper. Toby was still alive, but in a bad way. From, the platoon commander, put him in a jeep to get him out, but Millwood didn't look like he would make it and died the day after the Battle of Kapyong on 24th April, 1951,

After his return from WWII and prior to his enlistment in the Korean War, Millwood worked in gold and asbestos mines in Western Australia.