McMILLAN, Peter William
(Service number 62873)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 2 October 1896 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 137 Church Street, Timaru
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs Daisy McMILLAN (wife), care of Mrs Brassell, Pareora West, Canterbury
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 35th Reinforcements, Specialist Company
Date 2 March 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

City Council employee


Date 3 August 1981 Age 84 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 51, Plot 274
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter William McMillan was born on 2 October 1896, the son of Henry and Ellen (née Meechhen) McMillan. He married Daisy Brassell on 25 April 1917 at Pareora West. A son, Peter Roland, was born in 1917 at Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 June 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 June 2017]

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