Joseph Milnes (1883-1918)

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Biography

Also known as Joah Milnes, he was also remembered on the Roll of Honour at Almondbury Wesleyan Methodist Church.[1]

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, JOSEPH. Private. No 29497. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Kirkburton 25.12.1883. Son of Mrs Milnes, 7 Spa Wood Top, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Almondbury Board School. Employed as a painter and decorator by Mr S. Kendall, Bryam Street, Huddersfield. Married, with one child. Lived 27 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1916. Wounded in the abdomen, 12.7.1918. Died of wounds at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station on 12.7.1918. Buried GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row N, Grave 15.
ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

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