Henry Joseph Milne

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Henry Joseph Milne
Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown
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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
Description 5' 2½" (1.59m) tall ; 130 lbs
58.967 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair streaked with grey hair
Occupation Dairyman
Religion Presbyterian
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Henry Alexander Milne
Military Information
Reg Number 4845
Date of Enlistment 14 Dec 1915
Rank Private
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
Monument Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale panel)
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

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.

Post War

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.


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