This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Greenock
- Service no: 26525
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 20.05.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 108 to 112
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Arbroath
- Address: 2 Court St, Dundee
Rachel Milne, 2 Court St, Dundee
John, Thomas, Robert, David & Henry
More about James Milne
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Pte John Milne, 9650 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who died 21.10.1914 and Pte Thomas Milne, S/3234, 8th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 09.04.1917.
James Milne 26525 Highland Light Infantry
By the death in action of Private James Milne, of the Highland Light Infantry, a Dundee family has suffered its second bereavement through the war. Private Milne was the son of Mrs R. Milne, 2 Court Street, whose six sons rallied to the colours after the beginning of hostilities. The deceased joined the army in Greenock, where he was formerly employed. He was 33 years of age. His brother, Private John Milne, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in the early stages of the war. He was a reservist, and had seen service in India and Africa.
The four other brothers who are serving are :–Private Robert Milne, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; Private Tom Milne, Black Watch; Private David Milne, Army Service Corps; and Private Henry Milne, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Dundee People’s Journal 16th September 1916
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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