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Papers of John F. M. Millard relating to military campaigns

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Account by Millard of invasion of French Madagascar (1942) and of return to England from Italian campaign (undated); also account of Abyssinian campaign (1941-1942). Typescript.


  • 1941-1942


1 box

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  • English

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3289

Biographical / Historical

John F. M. Millard, OBE (1958), MBE (Military), was born in 1911. He was educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa; and St. John's College, Cambridge, England. In 1934 he joined the Colonial Service in Basuto, working as a clerk (1934) and as private secretary to the high commissioner (1934-1936). He transferred to Tanganyika as an administrative officer (cadet) in 1937. After military service (1940-1945), during which he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was mentioned in despatches, Millard was seconded to the Colonial Office (1945-1947). He was appointed District Commissioner in the Bechuanaland Protectorate in 1952, and became an administrative officer, staff grade, in 1954.

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Listed as no. 926 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Papers of John F. M. Millard relating to military campaigns
Marion Lowman
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