Frederick James Milburn, 18911934 (aged 42 years)

Frederick James Milburn
Given names
Frederick James
Birth May 20, 1891 33 33
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Milburn
January 8, 1892 (aged 7 months) Age: 77
Burial of a paternal grandfatherThomas Milburn
January 12, 1892 (aged 7 months)

Birth of a sisterMary Jane Milburn
January 27, 1898 (aged 6 years)
Census March 31, 1901 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Robert Milburn
May 26, 1902 (aged 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Burdon
April 9, 1906 (aged 14 years) Age: 76
Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabella Sidgwick
December 10, 1908 (aged 17 years)
Census April 2, 1911 (aged 19 years) Age: 19
Drapers Apprentice
April 2, 1911 (aged 19 years)

Corporal 4th Yorks Regiment
February 9, 1916 (aged 24 years)

Note: Service Number 206000
Death of a brotherReginald William Milburn
September 16, 1916 (aged 25 years)

Cause: Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme
Sergeant 4th Yorkshire Regiment (Journyman Draper)
February 5, 1918 (aged 26 years)

UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923
February 20, 1919 (aged 27 years)

Birth of a daughterJoyce Mary Milburn
July 1, 1920 (aged 29 years)
Death of a fatherJames Milburn
January 17, 1921 (aged 29 years)
ProbateRobert Smith Maughan
April 6, 1929 (aged 37 years)
Death of a motherMary Burdon
October 11, 1930 (aged 39 years) Age: 73
Grocer and Draper
February 16, 1934 (aged 42 years)

Death February 16, 1934 (aged 42 years)
Address: Noth End, Hutton Rudby
Informant: Minnie Edensister-in-law
Cause of death: Acute Lobar Pneumonia
Burial 1934 (aged 42 years)
Cemetery: All Saints Church
Probate May 26, 1934 (3 months after death)
Family with parents
Birth: 1858 43 32Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: January 17, 1921Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Mary Milburn.jpg
Birth: September 17, 1857 28 24Ingleby Greenhow, Yorkshire, England
Death: October 11, 1930Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
elder brother
Birth: 1886 28 28Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: November 6, 1964Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
4 years
elder brother
Reginald Milburn.JPG
Birth: 1889 31 31Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: September 16, 1916
2 years
Birth: May 20, 1891 33 33Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 16, 1934Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
younger sister
Birth: January 27, 1898 40 40Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1978
4 years
younger brother
Birth: May 26, 1902 44 44Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 1984Cleveland, England
Family with Isabella Gerard Meldrum Eden
Birth: May 20, 1891 33 33Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: February 16, 1934Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Birth: December 21, 1890 37 38Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: March 19, 1968Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Birth: July 1, 1920 29 29Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Death: November 22, 1990Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England

Service Number 206000


The quiet little village on 21 Aug 1918 was Millencourt. What he failed to say was that they were about to assemble that night for some very tough fighting at Albert. Fifty one men were killed between 22nd and 27th.

Frederick James Milburn Born May 1891 24 DEC 1914 Fred sends postcard to friend wishing him a “Happy & Joyous Yuletide”. Picture on postcard is of Fred in uniform with his cap beside him. The badge on the cap is of the Green Howards. There are no “stripes” on Fred’s uniform so assume he was a “private”. Early 1916 Fred Marries in Yorkshire 4 AUG 1916 Note stating “Admittance to camp hereby granted to friends of Corpl Milburn”. Hipswell Camp, Captain (?) Lee, Commanding ‘A’ Coy, 2/4 Yorks. Date unknown - I've put it in this time frame based on the address. Letter of condolence sent to Mr & Mrs Johnson regarding the death of their son Henry. He writes his address as: 2 M Stores 2/4 Yorks Ry Hepswell Camp Catterick Yorkshire 19 NOV 1917 Fred writes letter sent to his sister Sarah. He writes his address as C’ Coy 4th Res. Yorks Regt. Sutton on Hull Fred writes that he hopes to get a weekend pass soon and that although the “percentage allowed is small” he thinks that “a little diplomacy and tact may facilitate matters”. 9 JUN 1918, France Fred writes a letter to Sarah, he states his address for posting letters to as: No. 2 Platoon A. Coy 7th Buffs, B.E.F 15 AUG 1918 Fred writes to Sarah, he informs her that he is “now a Sgt. again. That is to say I have got made full rank which being on the field will be substantive” 21 AUG 1918 Fred writes to Sarah, he tells her he has rejoined his battalion in “a quiet village somewhere in France.” Fred mentions a “Sgt. of this battalion who was in the same hut as me at the 11th Stationing Hospital”. DEC 1918 Christmas Card sent from Heatherdene convalescent home in Harrogate