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Milnes Herbert Albert Edwin
3rd Bn. Auckland Regiment
28 march 1874 , Beeston , Leeds , Yorkshire
4 october 1917
Son of the late William Milnes and Mary Malvina
He married at Ilkley, Co. York, 19 december 1905, Louisa Heath , who died on 19 october 1913.
Next of kin : Miss Ethel Milnes(sister), 53 East parade , Ilkley, Yorkshire , England
Educated at Borough Road College, Isleworth , London - the Royal College of Science , London and was a B.Sc. of the London University.
Was a House Tutor at the Borough Road Training College , London.
Went to Auckland , New Zealand in 1905 as a Principal of the Training College there.
5'11" = 1.80m
15 stone 7lbs = 98.4 kg
Church of England
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot XXXVI , Row C , Stone 6
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4 october 1917
Enlisted at Trentham and posted to 16th N.C.O.'s as Corporal
Transferred to 'A' Coy. 16th N.C.O.'s
Appointed Second Lieutenant
Transferred to 'A' Coy. 20th Reinforcements
Transferred to 'F' Coy. 21th Reinforcements
Embarked per HMNZT 'Waitemata' at Wellington
Disembarked at Devonport , England
Taken on strength and posted to the Auckland Infantry Battalion , Sling Camp
Marched out to 4th Brigade at Codford and joined 3rd Bn. Auckland Regiment (3rd Coy)
Proceeded to France and Flanders
Detached to School of Instruction at Rouen , France
Killed in action at Broodseinde and originally buried close to Otto Farm , Zonnebeke.
The Registrar of the Auckland University College wrote:
'Sincere and deep regret is felt throughout educational circles in this city at the loss which has been sustained ny us iin the death of your esteemed brother.'
He was well known as an athlete , and distinguished himself in tennis, golf , basket-ball, Assocation and Rugby football.