Harry Milnes (c.1896-1918)
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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Signaller HARRY MILNES
- regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
- died: Tuesday, September 17, 1918
- age: 22 years
- record ID: 244311
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #244311)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3057331)