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- Biography -
- George Frederick Milligan -

Unknown person
Name : George Frederick Milligan.

Son of William Henry Milligan, and Mary Florence Milligan (née Yates)(died 1896) of The Retreat, Dudley Rd., Ventnor; husband of Dora Annie Milligan, of 76, Albert St., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1886 Ventnor.

Married 1913, Dora Annie Nicholas, in Southampton. Daughter Freda Dorothy Eva, born 1914.
  Census Information :

1891 : William and Mary Milligan, with their children including Frederick aged 5, are at 4 Downside Cottage, Newport Road, Ventnor. William Milligan is a Cab Driver.

1901 : William Milligan, his second wife Alice, and his children including Frederick aged 15, are at 4 Downside Cottage, Newport Road, Ventnor. William Milligan is a Cab Driver, Frederick Milligan is a Stable Boy.

1911 : William Milligan, his second wife Alice, and his children including Frederick aged 25, are at 8 Regents Parade, Pier Street, Ventnor. William Milligan is a Posting Master, Frederick Milligan is a Cab Driver.

  Service details :

Private 203697 George Frederick Milligan, 2nd Bn, Hampshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 21 November 1917 aged 30

Commemorated at : Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Ventnor Methodist Church War Memorial
Independent Order of Rechabites War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, February 2, 1917 Page 4

Ventnor Tribunal.

A meeting of the Tribunal was held on Tuesday, Mr. F. Blake, J.P., C.A., presiding, and there being also present Colonel Guild, C.C. (Military Representative), Dr. R. Robertson, J.P., C.C., and Messrs. E.G.H. Wetherick, C.C., G. Burroughs, Martin Draper, F.H. Sheppard, and the Clerk (Mr. H. Hughes Oakes).
Mr. H. Milligan, posting master and cab proprietor, wrote asking permission for the case of his son, Mr. G.F. Milligan, to be brought up again in order to get a further two months' extension. A long discussion, which to say the least was at times a little involved and difficult to follow, took place on the merits of the application.
The Clerk said the latest instructions were that men under 31 must not be exempted unless the strongest possible case could be made out in their behalf.
The Chairman: What is a strong case?
Mr. Burroughs: Mr. Milligan's an invalid.
Colonel Guild: you are taking a great responsibility if you refuse to the Army a fit man of 31.
No action was taken.


Friday, December 7, 1917 Page 2

Another war bereavement has befallen a Ventnor family this week. Information is to hand that Pte. Fred Milligan, 2nd Hants, was killed in action on Nov. 21st. He had been in the Army about nine months, and it will be remembered that he was given one or two periods of exemption by the Ventnor Tribunal. Pte. Milligan was the son of Mr. Harry Milligan, of the Posting Establishment, Dudley Road. He was a respected local man and a member of the P.S.A. Brotherhood. He leaves a wife and child.


Friday, December 14, 1917 Page 2

MR. AND MRS. MILLIGAN and family wish to return heartfelt thanks for letters and other kind expressions of sympathy in their sad bereavement.
MRS. F. MILLIGAN thanks all friends for the many messages of condolence she has received in the death of her husband, Pte. F. Milligan.


Friday, December 14 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
The Chairman said he was sorry to say there were further reports of local men having been killed in action and died for their country, Rifleman Godsell, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Godsell, C.-S.-M. Jenkins, son of Sergt. and Mrs. C. Jenkins, who were killed in Palestine, Pte. Milligan, who they all knew, and Pte. Drudge. Nothing they could say could compensate the parents and relatives of those who had given their lives, but they offered them all the sincerest sympathy in their bereavement. The Councillors stood in their places as a mark of sympathy in their bereavement.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, November 19, 1920 Page 2

MILLIGAN. - In loving memory of my dear husband, George Frederick Milligan, who fell in action in France November 21st, 1917. - Absent from sight but to memory ever dear. - From his sorrowing wife and daughter Freda.

  Further Information :

PSA Brotherhood (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Movement)

George Frederick Milligan's daughter, Freda Dorothy Eva Milligan, was married in 1942 to Percy Edwin Primmer, the brother of Henry George Primmer who is also commemorated on Ventnor War Memorial.

George Frederick Milligan's nephew,(the son of his sister Mary Florence), Harold David Sheppard died during WW II.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 14 October 2014 - added link to H D Sheppard


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