McMILLAN, Robert Scott
(Service number 52629)

Aliases Enlisted as MacMILLAN
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 20 August 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Southburn
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William MacMILLAN (McMILLAN) (father), Southburn, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Council employee


Date 12 August 1966 Age 69 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 142, Plot 403
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert Scott McMillan was born on 20 August 1896 at Timaru, the third son of William and Catherine Helen (née Hutchison) McMillan. He was a ploughman at Southburn when his name was drawn in the Military Service Ballot late in 1916 and he enlisted (as MacMillan). His brother, Archibald Hutchison McMillan, also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 December 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [30 September 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]

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