Harry Milnes (c.1896-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

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, HARRY. Gunner. No 77883. 253rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Milnes, 77 Britannia Road, Milnsbridge. Employed in the finishing department at Scar Bottom Mills, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Church and Sunday School. Accidentally killed in France, 17.9.1918, aged 22.
"He was sleeping in a tent on the night of the 16th/17th September during a very heavy thunderstorm when a tree nearby was struck by lightning and fell, hitting him in the neck and causing instantenous death."
Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 8.
ROH:- Longwood War Memorial; Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission