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Victor Edwin Millington

3rd Squadron, Australian Flying Corps


Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss K. Linaker
  • Plaque: 3446

Additional Info

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Victor Edwin Millington was a single 24 year old electrical engineer at the time of his enlistment on the 18th of July 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on the 25th of October 1916.
On the 28th of December 1916, he was ranked as Second Class Air Mechanic with the 69th Australian Royal Flying Corps.
On the 29th of December 1916, he was appointed Extra Duty Pay Corporal.
On the 1st of February 1917, Victor was appointed First Class Air Mechanic, and then Sergeant on the 1st of August 1917.
On the 25th of January 1918, Victor was promoted to Flying Officer Observer and Second Lieutenant.
On the 25th of March 1918, Victor was wounded in action after an aeroplane crash where they crashed from about 300 feet and the pilot was killed. On the 14th of April he embarked for England and was admitted to hospital with a compound fracture to his right forearm, a fractured nose, lacerations to his face and tongue, fractured ribs and a deep wound to his leg and thigh.
On the 25th of April 1918, he was appointed Lieutenant.
Victor returned to Australia on the 1st of January 1919, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 21st of February 1919.

Tree No. 3446

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour