1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Horace Milner

Contributed by: Phil Milner, on 2008-12-08

Horace Milner
First Name Horace
Surname Milner
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1976
Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Mapplewell Nr Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Horace's Story

Very little is known about my grandad's role in the First World War, he only spoke about it very rarely.

He ran away from home when he was just sixteen to join the army, only for his mother to go to the barracks where he had enlisted and bring him home.

He rejoined 30 August 1916 and did most of his training at Hartlepool. He served at the Somme and at Ypres (where he was wounded in the left arm, with shrapnel. He was discharged from the army on1st March 1919. At the age of twenty.

He was a Private in 1/5 batallion West Yorkshire regiment. Number 54843. He was awarded the Victory medal and the British war medal.

On the picture: Horace on guard outside Hartlepool barracks

Other memories

Phil Milner, Barnsley 2009-01-04

Horace Milner: Was also a Lewis gunner, in the first world war.

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