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Pvt William "Bill" Milham
Birth: Jun. 4, 1894
Brisbane
Queensland, Australia
Death: May 24, 1951
Brisbane
Queensland, Australia

21358 Pte William Milham B.A. Column 9th Field Ambulance Brigade served as a Ambulance Driver during WWI, until discharged on medical grounds.

He was the son of Sydney Leaf Milham & Jane Prettis (Stevenson) Milham, and brother of Louisa Jane (Castle); Robina (Barry); Thomas; Sydney and John Milham.

He married Florence Webb in 1918 and together they were loving parents to several children, amongst them Hazel Jean who was to marry U.S. Army Cpl. Stanley Edward Butler during WWII, to which union a son Harry John a.k.a. John was born and raised in Australia by his grand parents.

William or Bill as he was known was a brave soldier who served his country with honour and bravery.

His war experiences continued to haunt him until his death, and he is sadly missed by his grandson John.




+++++++ Sincere thanks to Jim Seidelman for his random act of kindness in restoring Bill's photo. Another one of many that he has restored. +++++++


******* Bill's memorial has been kindly sponsored by my good friend Edda Meinikat. Sincere and heartfelt thanks, Edda, *******











 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Florence Webb Milham (1896 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  William Roylston Milham (1919 - 1921)*
  Mervyn Keith Milham (1923 - 2013)*
  Hazel Jean Milham - Butler Persun (1926 - 1993)*
  Ronald George Ronny Milham (1928 - 1997)*
  Audrey Beryl Milham Alexander (1930 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Both the original Australian War Graves marble headstone (which was vandalised) and the replacement bronze plaque read:
21358 DRIVER
W. MILHAM
6 (ARMY) BRIGADE AUST. FD. ARTILLERY
24TH MAY 1951 AGE 56
DEARLY LOVED, SADLY MISSED, AND ALWAYS REMEMBERED BY LOVING FAMILY
 
Note: Veterans graves and memorials are maintained by Australian War Graves
 
Burial:
Balmoral Cemetery
Brisbane
Queensland, Australia
 
Created by: Muriel Butler
Record added: Apr 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35481582
Pvt William Bill Milham
Added by: Muriel Butler
 
Pvt William Bill Milham
Added by: Muriel Butler
 
Pvt William Bill Milham
Added by: Muriel Butler
 
 
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- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
Time is slowly fading the faces but not the memories. Your loving grandson John Butler.
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2014

- Muriel Butler
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
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