Private Vivian Ernest McMillan

Service number 2429
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Forbes
Death Date 1916-06-05
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Vivian Ernest McMillan service No. 2429 and his brother Robert Bruce McMillan service No. 2428, 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 20 July 1915
Date of embarkation 05 October 1915
Date of death 05 June 1916
Date of death 05 June 1916
Date of death 05 June 1916
Date of fate 05 June 1916