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Forename(s): Robert Hartley
Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 265727
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-30
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. G. 6.
CWGC Cemetery: FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Robert Hartley Milne was the son of Robert and Sarah Milne, formerly Nelson, née Clegg. Robert, senior, was born at Heywood and Sarah at Blackburn, Lancashire.
1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 21, Patten Street - Robert H. Milne, aged 8 years, born Burnley, son of Robert and Sarah Milne.
Robert was married to Emma Hartley in 1910.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 21, James Street - Robert Minle [sic], aged 19 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, husband of Emma Minle. [Robert and Emma were lodging with Emma's mother, Elizabeth and stepfather, James Payne.]
Robert is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): Pte R. H. Milne.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sjt Robert H. Milne, 2742, 265727, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. Died 30.10.18.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Robert Hartley Milne, 265727, 1/6 W. Rid. R. Died 30.10.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt Robert Hartley Milne, 265727, 6/W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 30.10.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Sarah. £32 1s. 4d.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt Robert Hartley Milne, 265727, 6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 30.10.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Sarah. £0 2s. 3d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Sgt Robert H. Milne, West Riding, 265727. Date and cause of death: 30.10.18. Died from injuries rec. whilst on A.S. Widow: Separated Wife. Guardian Mr James Payne, 21, James St. Earby. Children: James Robert. Date of birth: 17.4.11. Date of expiry: 17.4.27. Pension: 6/8d. [£0 6s. 8d.] a week from 2.6.19.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
MILNE, Sergeant Robert Hartley, aged 26, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Milne, 40, Aspen Lane, [Earby], killed, Boulogne, Oct. 29, 1918.
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Sergeant Robert Hartley MILNE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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