Ernest William MILLARD

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MILLARD, Ernest William

Service Number: 556
Enlisted: 27 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Auburn, South Australia, 3 December 1892
Home Town: Auburn, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds (GSW Head & Septic Meningitis), 14th A.G.H. Port Said, Egypt, 15 May 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Auburn Primary School WW1 Honor Roll, 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
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World War 1 Service

27 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 556, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 556, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Medic, Brisbane
15 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 556, 11th Light Horse Regiment

He is my great great grandpa...

I have become aware and believe that Trooper Ernest William Millard is my great great grandfather. My family have located (thanks to my maternal grandmother) a box of material and effects. Included are what appear to be Trooper Millard’s original “dog tags” and a small medallion that has a picture on either side and bars stating “11th L.Horse 10th Infantry.”

There is a larger picture of Ernest Millard in uniform, on the rear are some handwritten notes, the picture is addressed “To Gussie”. This portrai picture was taken by a firm called Fegan in Brisbane and may have been taken prior to his embarkation to the war.
I hope this information is useful.
Regards
Reece Woods

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Biography

original grave marker, covered in flowers, of 556 Trooper (Tpr) Ernest William Millard, 11th Australian Light Horse, of Auburn, SA.

Tpr Millard enlisted on 27 November 1914

embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Medic on 2 June 1915.

He was wounded in action in Palestine and died of these wounds in Egypt on 15 May 1918 aged 25 years.

His elder brother 3546 Private Walter Edmund Millard (/explore/people/49353), 10th Battalion, was killed in action on 20 August 1916.

 

commenced - sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  3/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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