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  • 12568 Corporal Thomas Milner was killed in action on 11 March 1917 and was buried in this cemetery, grave I.M.44. Visited, photo taken and wreath laid by John Morse
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Mansfield Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Benjamin and Martha Milner. In 1911 they lived at Haslemere Farm Cresswell Mansfield.
In 1911 Thomas was working on his father's farm.
11 Mar 1917
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67732 - CWGC Website
12568
Cresswell Nottinghamshire
Corporal
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas Milner joined up around 15 August 1914 and was posted to 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. At some point he was wounded/ill and after recovering posted to 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. The battalion occupied the front line trenches in the sector known as Exeter Castle which was near Loos. When in reserve the battalion could be found at Mazingarbe. On 9th March, 'C' Company mounted a raid on the enemy's front line and had great success. John Morse
Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe Grave Reference: I.M.44.
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  • 12568 Corporal Thomas Milner was killed in action on 11 March 1917 and was buried in this cemetery, grave I.M.44. Visited, photo taken and wreath laid by John Morse
    Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe - 12568 Corporal Thomas Milner was killed in action on 11 March 1917 and was buried in this cemetery, grave I.M.44. Visited, photo taken and wreath laid by John Morse
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.
Courtesy Murray Biddle
    Thomas Milner - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Courtesy Murray Biddle