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Trooper Oliver Milling

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Margaret Yeo
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter


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