Millard, Reginald Jeffery (Colonel, b.1868 - d.1943)

Accession Number 1DRL/0499
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Object type Diary
Maker Millard, Reginald Jeffery
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1914-1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/3401
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the First World War service of Colonel Reginald Jeffery Millard, CMG, CBE, Army Medical Corps, Egypt, Gallipoli, Mudros Island, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a typescript copy of extracts from Colonel Millard's personal diary, written between 8 December 1914 and 26 January 1916. The diary describes his arrival in Egypt, camp life, sightseeing, and his duties at Mena House Hospital. It also gives a detailed description of the trip to Lemnos Island, preparations for the Anzac landing, and life and conditions on Gallipoli from the perspective of the Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services. Typescript copies made by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown. A second typed copy of the extracts from Millard's diary, and two foolscap typed pages dated Egypt 2.5.15 and titled 'Evacuation of wounded from Anzac Landing' are also included. An account of a trip of the temporarily utilised Transport 'Derflinger' by Major (Now Col. Millard) AAMC', is located in the Official Records Collection: AWM25, 481/144.

History / Summary

The diary extracts which make up this collection give a remarkably detailed and vivid account of Colonel Millard's service in Egypt and Gallipoli. Millard's first-hand accounts of the Anzac landing, the torpedo attack on the SS Southland (2 September 1915) and the allied evacuation of Gallipoli, are of particular interest.

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