F. E. Milnes
Service no. 917
Private, 12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers
Born in Kennington; enlisted in London; lived in Lambeth
Died on 24 June 1918 aged 28
CWGC: “Son of Frederick and Annie Louisa Milnes, of 3 Albert Mansions, South Lambeth Road, London.”
Remembered at Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany
In 1922–23 it was decided that the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died all over Germany should be brought together into four permanent cemeteries. Berlin South-Western was one of those chosen and in 1924-25, graves were brought into the cemetery from more than 140 burial grounds in eastern Germany.
Brother of William Alexander Milnes.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Frederick Milnes, 22 and single, was serving as a private with the 12 Royal Lancers in Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa.
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901 the Milnes family were living at 30 Smeaton Road, Wandsworth. Frederick Milnes senior was probably registered elsewhere on the night of the census, as he does not appear on the listing. Annie Milnes, 37, was born in Easton Square. Her children at the time were:
Frederick Milnes, 12, born in Kennington
William Milnes, 8, born in New Cross
Florrie Milnes, 6, born in Camberwell
John Milnes, 1, born in Southfields