Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Milne, Allan Smith

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of George Milne, solicitor ; born Aberdeen, August 1879 ; matriculated 1898; M.A., 1902 ; B.L. (Dist. Civil Law), 1905; Solicitor in Aberdeen, and served in the firm of Messrs. Reid & Davidson, advocates. Milne was commissioned to the 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders in June 1915, and after nine months of home service he crossed to France in March 1916. During the next nine months he saw much fighting, and was acting Captain in command of a company when he was killed in action near Poperinghe, Flanders, 26 June 1917. At the University Milne was an enthusiastic athlete, but when the war came he turned his back on sport and went on the great adventure overseas, with the same enthusiasm as we knew on the playing fields at King's.

Date of Death: 26 June 1917

Burial Details: Buried at Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Plot 2, Row A, Grave 32.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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