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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Kiveton Park, Yorkshire
Leonard Roy Milner was the third child of Edgar and Maria Milner born in 1894 in Kiveton Park, Yorkshire. Leonard had an elder brother and sister, Albert and Millicent and a younger sister, Florrie. All had been born in Kiveton. By 1901, the family had moved to Worksop, living at 5 Abbey Street and in the 1901 census summary an entry of a Mr Milner appears living at 5 Albert Street registering 3 males and 5 females
09 Mar 1917
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589294 - CWGC Website
43150
Private
2nd Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Pte Leonard Ray Milner Worksop Guardian 30 March 1917 News of the death in action was received on Tuesday of Pte Leonard Ray Milner son of Mr Edgar Milner of Portland Street and formerly of Albert Street, Worksop. The War Office wrote to his father stating that he was killed on March 8th but no further details are to hand as to the circumstances. The deceased soldier was 24 years of age and enlisted about two years ago in the South Staffords. Previous to joining up he was employed at Messrs Oats Ltd., Station Saw Mills. He saw service in Egypt, but about twelve months ago was drafted to France where he took part on the heavy fighting on the Somme. Although he escaped being wounded, he suffered severely from trench feet and rheumatism through frequently being in water up to the waist. He was invalided to England and spent three months in hospital at Bradford. On recovery, he was again drafted to France and on taking part in the great advance was killed as stated. Private Milner was a typical soldier standing six feet high. He was well liked by many associates and very great sympathy is expressed with his father and mother and family in their bereavement. His only brother is a miner at Manton
CWG additional information:- Son of Edgar and Maria Milner, of 21, Portland St., Worksop, Notts. Formerly 25466, Notts and Derbys Regt. Commemorated on the Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boissle, France. Research by Colin Dannatt Also commemorated on the United Methodist Church Worksop Memorial now (2015) held in the Bassetlaw Museum Grove Street Retford
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Leonard Roy Milner - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Leonard Roy Milner - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle. Courtesy of Murray Biddle