Saturday, 18 June 2016


Sunday 18th June 1916: The adjutant of the 1st Battalion tells us that they have lost another officer. Second Lieutenant Edgar Millson was killed by a sniper a few hours ago. He was examining the German front line through field glasses and was shot through the head.

Second Lieutenant Millson was 29 years of age and came from Brixton. He had been educated at Epsom College and was a railway engineer in Colombia before joining the colours. His father is Medical Officer of Health for Southwark.

Source: X550/2/5; Bedfordshire Times 23rd June 1916

No comments:

Post a Comment