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.
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.
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Listed as no. 926 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Millard | John F M | b 1911 | lieutenant colonel
World War, 1939-1945 | Campaigns | Personal narratives