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Herbert Albert Edwin Milnes

Full length portrait of Lieutenant Herbert Albert Edwin Milnes, Reg No 22525, of the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Ships Adjutant of the 21st Reinforcements, Headquarters Staff. Killed in action in France on the 4th October 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-M2344. No known copyright.

Full length portrait of Lieutenant Herbert Albert Edwin Milnes, Reg No 22525, of the 3rd (Auckland) …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Albert Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Milnes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22525 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 March 1874 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 7 March 1916 AWMM Training College, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Ethel Milnes (sister), 53 East Parade, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 January 1917 AWMM Widowed AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22525 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 March 1916 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    Principal/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On staff at Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).

    Principal, Auckland Training College

    Aged 41 years 8 months at enlistment AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXXVI. C. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Family memorial at home AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Herbert was great uncle to my friend Rosanne. I visited his grave at Tyne Cot Cemetery in September 2016, placing a poppy on his grave and a cross I made from flax from NZ. It was early in the morning, misty, no one else there and very peaceful. Almost 99 years before it would have been a very different scene. So glad to have been there to honour him.
    Public - Heather - 13 August 2017



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23 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 August 2017HeatherWhangarei, New ZealandOther
16 May 2016Researcher for familyAucklandResearcher

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