Percy Edgar Wraight MILLAR

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MILLAR, Percy Edgar Wraight

Service Number: 1789
Enlisted: 4 January 1915, Echuca, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 20 November 1881
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Unley Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed In Action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 August 1915, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Sp. Mem. 30. Inscription WHO GIVES HIMSELF GIVES UNTO GOD HIS BEST , Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Johnston's Jolly Cemetery Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Echuca, Victoria
14 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1789, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1789, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne

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Biography

Percy spent most of his life in Unley SA and  worked as a printer in Adelaide before moving to the Wimmera District of Victoria.  He had relatives who were living in Horsham at the time.  Percy was farming when war broke out and he enlisted at Echuca.  Percy was killed between 8th and 9th August 1915 at Lone Pine and is believed to be buried in Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, not far from the Lone Pine Cemetery.

 

 

Submitted by Joan Davies.  Researched for my own family history and to write a story about him.  Percy Millar was my first cousin twice removed.

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