Captain John Theobald Milne MC

  • 1895 – 1917
  • Royal Flying Corps
  • Killed in action 24 October 1917 aged 22
  • Commemorated Arras Flying Services Memorial, France
  • Born 20 August 1895
  • Father Mr JA Milne, Sutton Courtney, nr Abingdon
  • Attended Abingdon School 1905 to 1909 after which he went to Radley College
  • Photograph from Radley College archives

From The Abingdonian July 1916

Lieut. JT Milne, of the Flying Corps (Oxford and Bucks LI) was mentioned in Gen. Haig’s despatches on June 15th.

From The Abingdonian December 1917

MILNE – HANMER - On July 24th, at the Parish Church, Sutton Courtenay, by the Rev. E. B. Mackay, MA, Captain John Theobald MiIne, M.C., R.F.C., elder son of Mr and Mrs. J. A. MiIne of Brook House, Sutton Courtenay, to Joan, younger daughter of Mr. Thomas Hamner.

Temporary Captain J. T. Milne, General List and R.F.C. – Whilst leading offensive patrols he has shown great determination and courage in attacking hostile formations, although in superior numbers, at close range.  He has also done long and arduous reconnaissances and secured good photographs under very adverse conditions and heavy fire, displaying throughout an admirable spirit of fearlessness and energy.
London Gazette, 17th Sept.1917.

Capt. JT Milne is reported as missing