MILLEN, Roy Gipson
(Service number 6/3404)

Aliases Enlisted as Roy Gibson MILLEN
First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 19 March 1890 Place of Birth Feilding

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bank of N.Z., Timaru
Occupation Bank clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. G. MILLEN (father), Yates Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Bank manager


Date 9 April 1962 Age 72 years
Place of Death London, England
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Roy Gipson Millen was born on 19 March 1890 at Feilding, the eldest son of John Gipson Brown and Elizabeth Evangeline (née Mexted) Millen. Roy was educated at Colyton, Manchester Street Feilding, Ashurst and Awahou South schools. By 1914 Roy was a bank clerk stationed in Timaru. He was among the recruits passed by the medical men in Timaru in mid July 1915. His mother died only two weeks before he left for the Front.

Roy married Elizabeth Mary Macdonald Henderson in 1934. At the beginning of 1962, in retirement, Roy and Elizabeth went on a trip overseas, intending to be away for about a year and making their base in London. Sadly Roy died on 9 April 1962 in London [verified by probate record]. Elizabeth stayed on for some time before returning to New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 July 2002]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 July 2002]; School Admission records [23 July 2020]; Timaru Herald, 14 July 1915 (Papers Past) [19 July 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [23 July 2020]; Probate record (Archives NZ/Family Search) [23 July 2020]

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