Lance Corporal Robert Bruce McMillan

Service number 2428
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Forbes
Death Date 05 October 1917
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Robert Bruce McMillan service No. 2428 and his brother, Vivian Ernest McMillan service No. 2429 served alongside each other in the 18th Battalion. Bruce collected examples of colourful labels from their rations, forming an unusual record of their service which were sent home to their family attached to letters. Robert and Vivian were both killed in action on the Western Front. The labels are held in the Memorial's Souvenirs Collection 6/2/1.



Date of enlistment 30 July 1915
Date of embarkation 05 October 1915
Date of death 05 October 1917