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VC795   William Johnstone Milne

Name   William Johnstone Milne   No.   427586   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   795   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Manitoba Regiment, 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion


Now   The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary)

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   8 Anderson Street, Cambusnethan, near Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Near Vimy, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Named On Vimy Memorial To The Missing, Vimy, 8 miles north of Arras, Pas de Calais, France

Named On War Memorial, Newmains, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named On Victoria Cross Memorial Arch, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Named On War Memorial, Coltness Memorial Church, Newmains, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Milne Court, Cambusethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland

By The Way…

He left Scotland in 1910 to start a new life in Canada

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



VC 794 VC 796
VC 794
VC 796

The First World War

BORN   21 December 1891

DIED   9 April 1917   AGE   25

VC Won   9 April 1917   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Near Thelus, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917