Frank Milnes (c.1890-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

MILNES, FRANK. Private. No 203083. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Milnes, Varley Road, Slaithwaite. Husband of Beatrice Milnes. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Young Men's Class. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club and also of the Independent Order of Rechabites. Employed as a mason by Messrs Eglans Limited and, formerly, with Messrs John Milnes and Sons, builders and contractors. Enlisted 24.6.1916. Was in training at Clipstone Camp when he died in the Military hospital, following an operation for appendicitis, after a week's illness, on 13.4.1917, aged 26 years. A service was held at Slaithwaite Wesleyan Church, with modified military honours at the family's request, only a bearer party attended, followed by burial in SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- A, 4, 3.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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