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Newspaper Clippings - The Late T. G. Millar & Weddings, Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1915 Reg. No: MM 050344
- Newspaper clippings in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. Two columns from an unknown newspaper stuck into front inside cover of album. One is the funeral of the late T.G. Millar, father of G.S Millar, who is mentioned as 'now serving the Empire with the Australians at the Dardanelles'. The second article is on the wedding of G. S. Millar's sister.
The newspaper clippings refer to the funeral of George Simpson Millar's father T. G. Millar (to the left) and the wedding of George Simpson Millar's sister Nancie Millar to Dr Frank Scholes of Box Hill. Archie Morrison, who served with George Simpson Millar at Gallipoli with the 5th Light Horse, was the best man. The funeral notice mentions that the deceased's older son is 'now serving the Empire with the Australians at the Dardanelles'.
The album contains 103 small black and white photographs, mainly of Gallipoli in 1915 and some of France and Belgium. They are believed to have been taken by Trooper George Simpson Millar, service no. 160, 'A' Troop, 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Gallipoli and France (for some time as an officer in the Imperial Army), returning to Australia in 1919.
- Two clippings from unknown newspapers, glued to single page of album.
- Description Of Content:
- Two columns from newspaper (unknown) stuck into front inside cover of album. One is the funeral of the late T.G. Millar, father of G.S Millar, who is mentioned as 'now serving the Empire with the Australians at the Dardanelles'. The second article is on the wedding of G. S. Millar's sister.
|Tagged with:||portraits, newspapers, weddings, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, funerals, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Souvenirs & Mementoes|
|Inscriptions:||Extensive printed text in newspaper clippings.
Bottom left corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '1'
|Format:||Album - Newspaper Clippings|
|User:||Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, circa 1915|