Henry Joseph Milne
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|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Nairn, Scotland|
|Death||1955, aged 81|
|Place of Death||Wellington registration district, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||39 years, 9 months|
5' 2½" (1.59m) tall ; 130 lbs|
58.967 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair streaked with grey hair
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Henry Alexander Milne|
|Date of Enlistment||14 Dec 1915|
|Unit/Formation||11th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement Transferred to 51st Battalion & then 4th Division Sanitary Section.|
|Date of Embarkation||1 Apr 1916 ‒ 25 Apr 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A38 Ulysses Fremantle to Alexandria|
|Date of Embarkation||2 Jun 1916 ‒ 12 Jun 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMT Minnetonka Alexandria to Plymouth|
|Date of Return||7 Feb 1919 ‒ 4 Mar 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS Lancashire|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
British War Medal |
After 10 weeks training at Blackboy Hill camp, Henry was allocated to the 15th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion, and he travelled with them to Alexandria in Egypt.
Soon after their arrival in Egypt he was transferred to the 51st Battalion as part of the reorganisation and expansion of the AIF. Henry then travelled to Marseilles in France with the 51st Battalion.
On 29 Sep 1916 he was detached to 4th Division Base Details in Étaples and two days later was transferred again, this time to the 4th Australian Division Sanitary Section.
Returned from leave 1 hour late and drunk on 4 May 1918, and lost 3 days pay for the hour, and was admonished for the drunken state. He was seen by the 12th Australian Field Ambulance the following day, and was with them for 4 days seeking treatment for an injury to his left arm.
In Feb 1919 he was returned to Australia with "Debility" given as a reason for the priority allocated to his return.
Discharged 5th Military District 8 May 1919.
Electoral Roll entries -1925 living at the Perth Hostel, 198 William street, 1936 as a dairy hand at 'Thornlee', Spring road, Kenwick; 1937 & 1943 a farm hand at Capel. In 1949 Henry is shown to be a pensioner living in Byford, but in 1954 he was at Ambergate, south of Busselton. Death entry gives his age as 81 in 1955. Never married.