Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Richard Gerald Milburn

Photo of Richard Gerald Milburn
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1905 - 1912.

Regiment: East Surrey Regt.
Died: 09 February 1915 aged 22 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery China Wall IV A 3

Born: August 24th 1893. Son of W. Milburn and Edith Jane Milburn, Stonewall Park, Edenbridge, Kent.
Middle IV B—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. XXII Cricket; House XI Football.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 4th Bn. Attd. 2nd Bn. East Surrey Regiment 1914.

'He received a commission in the 4th (Reserve) Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment in August 1914, In January last he was attached to the 2nd Battalion at the front, and fell in action on February 9th. A type of the care-free schoolboy, he was the friend of everyone, but the depth of his affectionate nature could best be realised by those who knew him in the intimacy of his home, in which he will be terribly missed.' (Malvernian, March 1915).

Unit War Diary extract:
9.2.15 Battalion was employed in carrying rations and water to the trenches. During this 2nd Lieut R. G. Milbank was wounded and subsequently died of wounds.'

Service record:WO 339/17052
Unit War Diary:WO 95/2279/1