John Milnes (c.1895-1916)

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, JOHN. Private. No 5576. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Gilead Road, Longwood. Lived with his married sister, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Worsley, at 15 Hill Top, Lindley. Educated Goitfield Board School, Longwood, and at Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed as a warper's overlooker by Messrs C. and J. Hirst of Longwood. Attended Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel and Sunday School. Single. Enlisted 16.2.1916. Embarked for France in August 1916. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission