Frederick Thomas Miller
Serial No. 14261
Motor Transport Section
Frederick Thomas Miller - Information
Frederick Thomas was born in Nowra c1891 to John and Mary Miller. When the war started, Frederick was living with his family on Broughton St in Campbelltown and was working as a motor driver. At the age of 24, Frederick decided to enlist in the AIF, signing up in Sydney on the 18th of February 1916. He trained at the Royal Showground Camp, and was assigned as a Driver to the Mechanical Transport Section. Receiving specialised training, he was stationed to the 3rd M&D at Royal Park and the Motor Transport Section in Broadmeadows, Victoria.
Frederick was then sent overseas for war service, departing Melbourne on the 10th of May 1917. He arrived in Plymouth, England in July, and was marched into the Army Service Corps Training Depot at Parkhouse. On the 31st of January 1918, Frederick left Southampton for France. The following month, he was detached for transport duty with the Australian Corps Reinforcements Camp. In March, he was assigned to and taken on strength to an Ammunition Column. Frederick spent the war transporting vital war material along the front. Frederick remained on duty after the war ended, and was later transferred to the 4th Australian MT Company. It was an unrelenting task, packing up equipment and transporting thousands of troops to where they needed to go. Frederick was finally sent home on the 19th of June 1920 and discharged in September.