Thomas Milnes (c.1886-1916)

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, THOMAS. Private. No 10103. 2nd Battalion Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born Denby Dale. Son of Mr Milnes, Inkerman Farm, Denby Dale. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1912. Enlisted for service abroad and was sent to Egypt. He then came over to England where he spent a short period on Salisbury Plain. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 14.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated CATERPILLAR VALLEY (N.Z.) MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, LONGUEVAL.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission