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Re: Major Millington

From: Bryn Dolan  bdolan@anzacs.org
Date: 7/2/2001
Time: 6:35:33 AM
Remote Name: 210.141.67.102

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Hedley,

Charles Bean ('Gallipoli Mission' [1948]) states: 'In charge of all the cemeteries as area superintendent for the War Graves Commission was a Tasmanian, Mr Tasman Millington, who went to Anzac in 1915 with our 26th Battalion, returned with Huges in 1919, and has remained ever since, living with his wife at Chanak.' (p342). No mention of his being a major, though Bean does state that ten officers and five sergeants accompanied Lieut. Col. C.E. Hughes back to Anzac, all hand-picked by Hughes.

Private Tasman Millington, No. 1146, 26th Battalion. Enlisted 23 Jan 1915, discharged 14 November 1919. No record of his having returned to Australia, so was probably discharged overseas.

Alan Moorehead, on the last page of his book 'Gallipoli' (1956) also refers to him as 'Major Millington'. ('For nearly forty years the cemeteries have been tended with great devotion by a Major Millington, and old Australian soldier.') .

As he worked for the Imperial War Graves Commission (now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission), maybe that organisation would have some information on him.

Head Office Commonwealth War Graves Commission 2 Marlow Road Maidenhead Berkshire SL6 7DX UK

E-mail: For General Enquiries: general.enq@cwgc.org

You could also order a copy of his service dossier from National Archives in Canberra.

Regards,

B Dolan

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