MILLIGAN Robert Gracie
13/989, Major, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1919, p22
For the able handling and effective work done by this Officer's Battery.  Throughout the period this officer has done good work, particularly during the recent operations.  He was tireless in reconnaissance and on several occasions at great risk, delivered valuable reports on the situation.  His Battery was conspicuou in engaging enemy targets and breaking down every resistance at points which were impeding the progress of our Infantry. 

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
February 26th to September 20th 1917.  A good fighting officer.  Prior to operations against La Basse Ville, was in command of 15th Battery.  He carried out wire cutting operations from a foward OP under heavy and continuous hostile fire, and was thanked by the Infantry  Commander for the excellent way in which the wire had been cut.  For five hours before zero on the night of the attack, his battery was shelled continuously with gas and 5.9 inch shell; communications were twice out but he succeeded in re-establishing communications and supporting the attack.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918, p6204
Honours despatch for the period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918 inclusive.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 Dec 1918, p15230
Sir D. Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention.

Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (3)
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Coronation Medal 1937
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

Born 1891, Temora, NSW, Australia
Died 16 August 1962, Auckland, New Zealand