McMILLAN, Robert Scott
(Service number 52629)
|Aliases||Enlisted as MacMILLAN|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||20 August 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Southburn|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William MacMILLAN (McMILLAN) (father), Southburn, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||15 August 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
Robert Scott McMillan was born on 20 August 1896 at Timaru, the son of William and Catherine Helen (née Hutchison) McMillan. He was educated at Southburn School, the family having moved to Southburn from the Pareora Estate in April 1900. He was a ploughman at Southburn when his name was drawn in the Military Service Ballot late in 1916. He enlisted as "MacMillan", the spelling by which he was called up as.
Robert MacMillan embarked on 15 August 1917 with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment of the 29th Reinforcements, per the “Ruahine”, destined for Glasgow, Scotland.
He died on 12 August 1966 at Timaru, just eight days before his 70th birthday, and was buried at Timaru. His wife, Barbara Pearl (née McGowan), died seven months later. His older brother, Archibald Hutchison McMillan, also served in World War One.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 September 2020 & 30 May 2021]; 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]; ; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [30 May 2021]
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