Major Reginald Jeffery Millard

Birth Date 22 May 1868
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Newcastle
Death Date 09 May 2017
Final Rank Major
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 4 October 1917 on page 2626 at position 11
London Gazette 4 June 1917 on page 5460 at position 1

Reginald Jeffery Millard was a medical practitioner from Sydney who served with the Australian Army Medical Corps from 1914 to 1919. Prior to the outbreak of the First World War, Millard was the Medical Superintendent at the Coast Hospital (later Prince Henry Hospital) in Little Bay, Sydney. He enlisted with the Medical Corps on 28 August 1914 as a major and was assigned to the 1st Field Ambulance. Millard departed Australia aboard HMAT Euripides on 20 October 1914.. Millard witnessed the landing at Gallipoli from a hospital ship offshore, expressing his dismay at the failure of the attack and fearing for the lives of new soldiers to be sent ashore. In July 1915, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and in early 1916 became Assistant Director of Medical Services at the Australian Imperial Force Headquarters (AIF) in Egypt, though quickly moved to the same position at the AIF Headquarters in London, because of his experience. There, he worked with the Director of Medical Services, Major General Neville Howse VC, to coordinate the delivery of medical services to the entire AIF. In January 1917, now a colonel, Millard proceeded to France to command the No. 1 Australian General Hospital at Rouen and in June of the same year received the Order of St. Michael and St. George for his "valuable services in connection with the war". At the end of 1917, Colonel Millard was forced to return to Australia on personal leave, returning to service in England in mid-1918. His involvement in the war would only last another year, as he returned to Australia in October 1919. In June of that year Colonel Reginald Millard was awarded a Commander of the British Empire for his services during the war.

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Major
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Euripides A14
    Date of Embarkation
    20 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Commander of the Order of the British Empire
    Classification
    Order of the British Empire
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
    London Gazette
    3 June 1919 on page 7004 at position 7
    Commonwealth Gazette
    6 October 1919 on page 1463 at position 29
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
    London Gazette
    27 July 1917 on page 7749 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 January 1918 on page 79 at position 5
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
    London Gazette
    4 June 1917 on page 5460 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    4 October 1917 on page 2626 at position 11
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    Australian Army Medical Corps
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 1868-05-22
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-26
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-04-03
Date of death 1943

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