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Harry Gordon McMillan

Headstone, Waikumete Cemetery (kindly provided by Sarndra Lees 2012) - Image has All Rights Reserved.

Headstone, Waikumete Cemetery (kindly provided by Sarndra Lees 2012) - Image has All Rights Reserved …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    McMillan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Henry AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 3267 AWMM
    • WWI N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 July 1867 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1901 AWMM Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 1 December 1912 AWMM Defence Department, Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Norman McMillan (father), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs McMillan (wife), No 11 Days Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Margaret and Norman McMillan.

    Married twice, Clara Eleanor nee Macrae in 1906, she died in 1915, Wyndham. He married Marcella nee Brennan in 1917.

    Home Service : NZPS (New Zealand Permanent Staff) Sergeant Instructor No.55 Area (Lawrence) , No. 54 Area (Wyndham) and No. 56 Area (Balclutha)

    Later served in WWI as (1) Staff Sergeant Major , Assistant Infantry Instructor at Trentham and then promoted to Warrant Officer Class II, NZPS (1 May 1918).

    Listed as 2nd Reserves, NZEF

    1919: resided at 150 Abel Smith Street, Wellington, occupation soldier

    1922 :resided at 21 Opaki Road, Masterton, occupation soldier

    1925: resided at Carswell, Wairarapa, occupation Hotel keeper

    1928: resided at 184 Willis Street, Wellington, occupation salesman

    1931 : resided at 90 Dominion Road, Auckland, retired

    Birth name and second marriage registered as Henry; first marriage and death registered as Harry. Unverified date of birth 17 July 1872. Birth registered by BDM as 1867.

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display - New Zealand troops on the Veldt. Display item is a Lee Enfield Mk 1 rifle and bayonet belonging to H.G. McMillan.

    Father was named Norman Mcmillan. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block G, Row 1A, Plot 8A AWMM
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  • Obituary
    The death occurred at the Green lane Hospital, Auckland, yesterday, at the age of 76, of Mr Harry Gordon McMillan, a well-known resident of Rotorua. The late Mr McMillan was prominent in military circles, having been attached to the NZ military permanent staff and having served with the NZ forces in the South African War.
    The late Mr McMillan was born in Auckland in 1867. He served in the South African War as a captain, leaving NZ with the 6th Contingent. On returning from South Africa, Mr McMillan was placed in charge of the Scottish Volunteer Mounteds at Waipu. He is especially well known in the Waipu and Whangarei districts.
    In 1911 he joined the NZ permanent staff and served on that body in Dunedin, Wellington, Gore and Masterton. In 1928 he retired from military life, and went into hotel business until 1931, after which he lived in retirement. For the last three years he had been living in Rotorua.
    Mr McMillan was twice married, his first wife predeceasing him in 1914. He is survived by his widow, two sons of the first marriage, Mr Norman McMillan, of Rotorua, and Mark, overseas, and one son and two daughters of the second marriage. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 19 December 2018 - Northern Advocate (29 Jun 1943), Paperspast Online
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13 April 2020CharleneQueensland, AustraliaResearcher
19 December 2018SandraWaipuResearcher

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