Thomas Joseph Milliner

Memorial: Filton - Community Centre

Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 21304

Parents: Edwin and Sarah Milliner

Marital status: Single

Home address: 6 Victoria Park, Filton, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 1893

Place of birth: Filton, Bristol

Date of death: 02/07/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Mericourt-l'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Commemorated at Filton Community Centre and St Peter's Church, Filton.

Age: 22

Further information:

Thomas was born in Filton, the son of a labourer and the youngest child of eight children with four sisters and three brothers.

Thomas mobilised to France with the 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) in September 1915 where they fought in the Battle of Loos. Thomas died of wounds during the Battle of Albert (1–13 July 1916) which took place on the second day of the Battles of the Somme. The result of the Battle of Albert was indecisive at a cost to the allies of over 97,000 casualties. The cemetery where Thomas was buried, was used by field ambulances where Thomas would have been taken when he fell.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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