2nd Lt Richard Stuart Milne 86508, 6bn Seaforth Highlanders

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  1. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Looking for info on :-

    Second LieutenantMILNE, RICHARD STUART
    Service Number 86508

    Died Between 27/05/1940 and 30/05/1940

    Aged 22

    6th Bn.
    Seaforth Highlanders

    Mentioned in Despatches

    Anybody have any info?


  2. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    6th Seaforth were part of 17 Brigade, 5th Division. In May 1940 they held positions in Belgium, and then on the Scarpe near Arras. They moved to Ypres as the left hand battalion of the British line, but when the Belgian army surrendered they had to fall back to Dunkirk. After a Long rearguard action what was left of them were evacuated on 1st June.
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Richard Milne
    Given Initials: R S
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Death Date: 1940
    Number: 86508
    Birth Place: Moray
    Residence: Moray
    Regiment at Enlistment: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's)
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's)
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    Moray, Scotland, Local Heritage Index, 1632-2014
    Name: Richard Stuart Milne
    Death Age: 22
    Birth Date: 1918
    Marriage Date: Sep 1939
    Marriage Place: Elgin High Church
    Death Date: 30 May 1940
    Death Place: Zillebeke Belgium
    Father: George Milne Timber Merchant Oregon Young Street Elgin
    Mother: Elgin
    Spouse: Jean Elizabeth Goldie
    Occupation: Timber Merchant & 2nd Lieutenant In 6th Seaforth Highlanders
    Original URL: http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/pe...

    Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
    Name: Richard Stuart Milne
    Death Date: 27 May 1940
    Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
    Has Bio?: Y
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

    There is a family tree on Ancestry for him
    Richard Stuart Milne
    BIRTH ABT. 1918
    DEATH 27 MAY 1940 • Missing in Action, World War 2 in Belgium

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