Auckland Museum - Collections Online

Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.719 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.719 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T08:45:13.496Z 6D 41 60 British War Medal 1914-20 66233 WO2 William Milroy, 1NZEF, WW1 WO1 William Milroy, NZ Permanent Staff Born at Port Patrick, Scotland, William Milroy was a farm servant at the time of his enlistment,aged 20-1/2 years, with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (1st Battalion) on 25 June 1896 at Aldershot - service no 5788. He served as a Private and Corporal during Anglo Boer War: Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal to 1902. He was discharged at Johannesburg on 25 March 1903 on payment of 18 pounds (according to King's Regulations), having served 6 years and 374 days with the Regiment. William Milroy then served as a Constable with the Central South African Railways for a year (20/3/1903-9/6/1904); as a fire attendant for the Johannesburg Municipality for 1 month (July 1904) and then with the Transvaal Town Police from 10 August 1904 to 30 June 1908. About this time Milroy migrated to New Zealand. In 1912 he joined the New Zealand Permanent Staff, at Rangiora, and was living in Blenheim when he married Mary Ann Reid Stalker on 27 April 1916. At the time described himself as a 40 year old bachelor, occupation 'Soldier'. Just over a year later William Milroy joined up with the NZEF, service no 66233 WO2 Staff Sergeant William Milroy. He served for 1 year, 227 days, mainly as part of the 'Egyptian Expeditionary Force', and remained with the NZ Permanent Staff following his discharge from the 1NZEF. He remained with the NZ Permanent Staff until 31 March 1931 when he was discharged as medically unfit for further service. At the time of his death, three years later on 6 August 1934, William Milroy was living in Wellington. His occupation was listed as chimney sweep (Sergt. Major). He was survived by his wife and a sixteen-year old son. British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 Medal awarded to 66233 WO2 William Milroy, 1NZEF, WW1 silver circular medal, 36mm diameter, straight non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon obverse: head of King George V with the legend ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:’ reverse: Naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bo¬¬nes. Around the edge are the dates, ‘1914’ and ‘1918’ named on edge: 66233 W.O.2 W. MILROY N.Z.E.F. ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, orange band in centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes. medal, campaign
  • Set the Accept header to application/ld+json to get JSON-LD for this subject
  • Set the Accept header to application/json to get simple JSON representation for this subject