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|Subject: Sergeant 2260 Frederick Augustus Millne 2 Batt 3 (East Kent) Regiment Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:00 pm|| |
Incorrect spelling of surname in this article and his first name on his army service record is spelt two different ways Frederic and Frederick.
"Defence of Rorke's Drift Recalled. The death has just occurred at the age of 70, of Colour-Sergeant F. A. Milne, of Moss Side, Manchester, one of the last survivors of the Defence of Rorke's Drift in January, 1879. Milne enlisted with the 3rd Foot Regiment in 1872, and served in India, afterwards going to Zululand, where he had charge of the pontoon at Rorke's Drift. 'being mentioned in dispatches by Lieutenant Chard. Sergeant Milne, Corporal Daniels, and a handful of men moored the pontoons in mid-stream to keep the Zulu attackers at bay, and played a great part in the defence. On the outbreak of the Great War, although well over military age, he joined up as a Colour -Sergeant and served with the 10th. 19th, and 21st battalions of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Afterwards he became regimental sergeant major of the Devon Regiment."
Halifax Evening Courier - Tuesday 10 June 1924
Errr no he didn't.
Enlisted 6th June 1872 at Dover
Memorial here but thread locked.https://www.1879zuluwar.com/t564-frederick-augustus-millne?highlight=millne