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Carl Dugdale MILNER

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Surname: MILNER

Forename(s): Carl Dugdale

Place of Birth: Hawes, Yorkshire

Service No: 36894

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion

Division: 47th (1/2nd London) Division

Age: 30

Date of Death: 1918-08-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Carl Dugdale Milner was the son of Christopher and Priscilla Annie Milner, née Collitt. Christopher was born at Bainbridge and Priscilla at Northallerton, Yorkshire.

1891 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Bridge Street - Carl Dugdale Milner, aged 4 years, born Hawes, son of Christopher and Priscilla Annie Milner.

1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Bridge Street - Carl D. Milner, aged 14 years, born Hawes, son of Christopher and Priscilla A. Milner.

1911 Selby, Yorkshire Census: Summerfield House, Westbourne Road - Carl Dugdale Milner, aged 24 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire. Bank Clerk. [Carl was boarding with Frank and Emily Bower.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Carl D. Milner, 36894, 21/Lond. R.; E. Surr. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Carl Dugdale Milner, 36894, 21 (Res.) London; 1/23 London.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Carl Dugdale Milner, G/36894, E. Surrey Rgt. (1/23 Ldn. Rgt.). Date and Place of Death: 22.8.18. In Action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and executor - Christopher. £15 5s. 1d.

Short biographies of Carl are included in:
‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MILNER, Lance Corporal Carl Douglas, [Hawes], aged 30, London Regiment, killed in action Aug. 22, 1918.


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L/Corporal Carl Dugdale MILNER

L/Corporal Carl Dugdale MILNER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 47th (1/2nd London) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 47th (1/2nd London) Division

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Surname: MILNER

Forename(s): Carl Dugdale

Born: Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick, Lancs

Enlisted: South Farnborough, Hants

Number: 36894

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment

Battalion: 1/23rd Battalion


Died Date: 22/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 54529, R.F.C.

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Surname: MILNER

Forename(s): Carl Dugdale

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 36894

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment posted 1st/23rd Bn. London Regiment




Died Date: 22/08/1918

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1966


MILNER Carl Dugdale of The Firs in Hawes Yorkshire lance-corporal East Surrey regiment died 22 August 1918 in France Probate London 10 January to Christopher Milner draper. Effects £1293 1s. 8d.


MILNER Christopher of the Firs in Hawes Yorkshire died 7 August 1923 Probate London 30 October to Priscilla Annie Milner widow. Effects £4385 5s. 6d.


MILNER Priscilla Annie of The Firs Hawes Yorkshire widow died 13 July 1927 Probate London 16 September to Cyril George Milner and Percy Collitt Milner drapers. Effects £3250 8s. 6d.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

06 September 1918

One of Four Soldier Brothers

Mr. and Mrs. C. Milner, Hawes, have received the sad news that their son, Lance-Corporal Carl Dugdale Milner, London Regiment, was killed in action on August 22nd. The news was conveyed from a comrade who speaks in high terms of the great esteem in which the young soldier was held by all officers and men. He was killed whilst engaged in a very difficult operation. Corporal Carl Milner was 30 years of age and joined up in January, 1917, and was posted to the R.F.C., now the R.A.F. He was afterwards transferred to the Tanks, and then to the London Regiment. He went overseas six months ago. At the age of 17 he entered the London Joint Stock Bank at Rotherham. He was afterwards employed at Richmond, Selby, Settle and Durham, and finally became manager of the Barnoldswick Bank at the early age of 27, from which place he joined up. The greatest regret at his death is felt by all who knew him. Mr. and Mrs. Milner have two other sons in the overseas forces and third in training.

20 September 1918

MILNER – Killed in action, August 22nd, Lance-Corporal Carl Dugdale Milner (late of Barnoldswick), son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Milner, ‘ The Firs,’ Hawes, aged 30 years.

08 November 1918


A Memorial Service in memory of Corporal J. T. Moore, Gunner J. Moore, Lance-Corporal C. D. [Milner], Private John Metcalfe, and Corporal W. Mitton, recently fallen in their country’s service, was conducted at Hawes Parish Church, on Sunday afternoon by the Vicar, the Rev. S. D. Crawford. There were special psalms, and the hymns were ‘On the Resurrection morning,’ ‘Peace, perfect peace,’ and ‘Now the labourer’s task is o’er.’ The Vicar based an appropriate address on the words, ‘O death, where is thy sting?’ and after the Benediction the draped Union Jack was held at the chancel steps by Cadet Lance-Corporal H. Wilson, whilst the Dead March was played on the organ by Mrs. Place and the ‘Last Post’ sounded by Mr. J. Blades.


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