Spencer Walton Milan (1898-1916)

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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:

MILAN, SPENCER WALTON. Gunner. No 146434. 1st Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Lockwood 31.12.1898. Son of Mr G.F. Milan, 173 Victoria Road, Lockwood. Educated Mount Street Board School. Attended Rashcliffe United Methodist Sunday School and was a member of the senior bible class. Employed as an apprentice electrician by Mr Guy Laycock, of Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 13.5.1916. Was in training at Forest Row, Sussex, when he was kicked by a horse on 4.6.1916. Died of pneumonia in hospital at Brighton on 10.7.1916, aged 18 years. Buried with full miliitary honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 54, 157.
ROH:- Rashcliffe United Methodist Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

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