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|
|Address at Enlistment||Bank of N.Z., Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||J. G. MILLEN (father), Yates Road, Otahuhu, Auckland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
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|Date||9 April 1962||Age||72 years|
|Place of Death||London, England|
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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 (ancestry.com.au) [23 July 2020]; Probate record (Archives NZ/Family Search) [23 July 2020]
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