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Private Albert Milne

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Albert William Milne

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/10/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1956

Cause of Death: Not Known

Service Number: 17

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 1st Victorian Infantry Contingent

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not serve again

Murray Page: 227

Contingent: First Victorian

Ship: S.S. Medic, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne

Decorations: Queens South Africa Medal Clasps, Cape Colony and Orange Free State

Personal Characteristics: Brave and Loyal

Reasons to go and fight: Monarchist

Details of service in war: November 1899 - October 1900 in northern Cape Colony including defence of Pink Hill where five killed (12 February), in Free State, and in east Transvaal; core of Australian Regiment November 1899 - April 1900, converted to mounted rifles December 1899.

Service and life after the Boer War: Occupation listed as Actor and Stone Cutter.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Patricia Sharpe, Yowie Bay NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter


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