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Robert Hartley MILNE

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Surname: MILNE

Forename(s): Robert Hartley

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Service No: 265727

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-10-30

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. G. 6.

CWGC Cemetery: FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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.

See also:
‘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 entry

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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

Sergeant Robert Hartley MILNE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MILNE

Forename(s): Robert Arthur [sic]

Born:

Residence: Earby, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 265727

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 30/10/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MILNE

Forename(s): Robert Hartley

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 265727

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age: 26

Awards:

Died Date: 30/10/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Emily Milne, of 21, James St., Earby, Colne, Lancs. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY)

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22 November 1918

EARBY – SERGEANT’S FATAL ACCIDENT

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Milne, 40 Aspen Lane, Earby, of the death of their son, Sergeant Robert Hartley Milne, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, which took place on the 29th ult., at Boulogne, as the result of an accident. It appears that Sergeant Milne slipped in an attempt to board a train and fell with both legs under the wheels. He was 26 years of age and had spent 3½ years on the Western Front, going out with the 1/6th in April, 1915.

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22 November 1918

Earby Sergeant’s Fatal Accident

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Milne, 40, Aspen Lane, Earby, of the death of their son, Sergt. Robert Hartley Milne, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, which took place on the 29th ult. At Boulogne, as the result of an accident. It appears that Sergt. Milne slipped in attempting to board a train, and fell with both legs under the wheels. He was 26 years of age, and had spent 3½ years on the Western front, going out with the first sixth in April, 1915.

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