The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Oliver Milling|
Name of Ancestor: Oliver Louis Milling
Ancestor's date of birth: 28/03/1877
Ancestor's date of death: 20/11/1958
Cause of Death: Not stated
Service Number: 920
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Parramatta
Unit: New South Wales Lancers
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1899
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post war promotopns.
Murray Page: 11
Contingent: Third (second from NSW) Lancer Draft (Corporal Harkus' draft), first New South Wales contingent
Ship: Moravian, Date of Sailing: 17/06/1900
Memorial details: Parramatta Boer War Memorial, NSW Lancers' Memorial Museum Parramatta
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Was a trained Lancer
Details of service in war: On arrival in South Africa they were railed to De Aar. His troop, 15 in all, were selected to escort a large convey to Modder River, where they meet up with the main body of NSW Lancers and were attached to General French's No1 Brigade of mounted men. The Flying Brigade, they were the advance guard on to Bloemfontein, stricken with Enteric Fever (Typhoid) there and invalided back to Australia arriving on the 30 August 1900.
Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.
Name of Descendant: Margaret Yeo
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter