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Robert Allenby Milne


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Allenby AWMM
  • Surname
    Milne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 25692 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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  • Waka
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  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1918 AWMM RangioraCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940-1941 AWMM 110 Stafford St., Dunedin AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM 110 Stafford St., Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs. M. Milne, Fernside, North Canterbury (mother) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. M. Milne, Fernside R.D., Rangiora (m) AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 25692 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Sergeant R. A. Milne, MM; Rangiora; born Rangiora, 23 Sep 1918; civil servant; wounded 23 Mar 1943. (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p.604.)

    'All firing by 46 Battery brought in return a heavy concentration on the battery and RHQ. The gun E4 had its range cone holed, its dial sight broken, and one tyre burst. Soon after midday B3 had its recuperator punctured, and when charges caught on fire in the B1 gun pit the dial sight of B1 was damaged and both tyres were burnt. Gunners hastened to repair the damage and by 1 p.m. B1 and B3 were back in action. Then another bombardment of 46 Battery began and in it Second-Lieutenant Cook, while giving out fire orders, was killed instantly and a sergeant was wounded. Bombardier Milne was again at hand, and he carried the wounded man out of the area and saw him evacuated to the RAP. Then he went back and started to put out several fires caused by the shelling. ' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 604.) AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.602, 604. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.331 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.86 AWMM

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