MILLS, Anthony Roy

Service Number: Not applicable (Officer)
Rank: Lieutenant
Enlistment Unit: 40th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 8 March 1916
Enlistment Age: 23 years 11 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

Roy was a shipping clerk when he enlisted with a commission in the 40th Battalion in March 1916. He embarked from Melbourne on HMTS Port Melbourne and after training in England joined his regiment at the Front in May 1917 where he was promoted to lieutenant in June. In October he was wounded in action at Passchendaele but remained on duty. At the end of 1917 Roy was seconded to the Australian Corps school and re-joined the 40th at the Front in September 1918. He was wounded in action at La Flaque on 1 October and recommended for the Military Cross in the December. Roy returned to Australia in August 1919 and married Margaret Macaulay soon afterwards. He was employed in the Customs department, Launceston and died in November 1943.

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