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James Hugh Milner

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Milner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kiri AWMM
  • Service number
    817632 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr K. Milner (father), Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    817632 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Milner was the son of Claude K. Milner, and of Nora Milner (nee Te Hei), of Ruatoria, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Forli War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI, A, 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • Thinking of yo Uncle
    Love from your niece
    Public - Heather Lillian - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • Moe mai raa e te Rangatira, moou i whakawaatea mai te huarahi moo te whaanau whaanui. Arohanui, Te Whaanau ki Tokoroa. Relationship: Rana nee: Milner - Younger sister of Kiri/J.Milner Heather Motu: Niece (Kiri/J.Milner was the elder brother of my mum - Rana Milner) Rana Motu: Mokopuna - Eldest Child of Heather Motu (Namesake of Rana Milner) Cortez Motu (also known as Ngaatira Haere): Mokopuna - Eldest Child of Rana Motu (with affiliations to Ngaati Raukawa)
    Public - Heather, Rana, Cortez (Motu) - Direct descendant - 7 December 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 14: WW2 68 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 November 2022Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher
17 December 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2020Heather LillianTokoroaDirect descendant
07 December 2016Heather, Rana, Cortez (Motu)TokoroaDirect descendant

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