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Robert Gracie Milligan

Portrait of Major Robert Gracie Milligan, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1323 15. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Robert Gracie Milligan, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1323 15. Image is su …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Gracie AWMM
  • Surname
    Milligan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13/989 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 AWMM TemoraNew South Wales AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 March 1915 AWMM Sonoma, Alfred Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Edward Milligan (father), Kaukapakapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 March 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Accountant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served on Gallipoli with Auckland Mounted Rifles in France with New Zealand Field Artillery. Three times mention in despatches, first at La Basse Ville 1917: Second Passchendaele 1917: and again at The Somme. D.S.O. [Distinguished Service Order] for work done at The Somme when C.O. of 15th Howitzer Battery. Source: Archives New Zealand.

    Promoted to Major and appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of 15 Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery (NZFA) on 8 February 1918.

    Promoted to Lt Colonel in 1926

    Appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of 1 Field Brigade, New Zealand Artillery (NZA) in 1933

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 August 1962 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    Remuera Primary School World War One Gates 1914-1918, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050 AWMM

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