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Name: Frank MILBURN
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant Initials: F Service No.: 4343040
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 29
Unit: 10th Bn The Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 6 Burnhills Gardens, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 6th June 1944
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign: Operation OVERLORD.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne. Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ranville Churchyard, Calvados, France.
Decoration and Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal. 1939-45 Star. Africa Star. France and Germany Star. War Medal. Mentioned in Despatches.
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Roll of Honour, 30th June 1944.
Family Details:
Son of Florence Amelia Milburn, of 6 Burnhills Gardens, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham, and the late Harold Milburn.
Notes : Frank's father, Harold, was killed in action during World War 1 in September 1915, whilst serving with the East Yorkshire Regiment. Frank had served eleven years in the forces up until the time of his death. He was Mentioned In Despatches for his bravery in saving a hospital from being destroyed by fire. He had also seen action in North Africa. It was during the D Day Landings that Frank earned his Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery. His citation read: Sergeant Milburn held his fire and controlled his section until he was able to engage the enemy at point blank range. His efforts was described as the highest courage that contributed to the success of the Airborne Operations.His mother received his posthumous DCM from King George VI at Buckingham Palace.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Newcastle Journal, 3rd July 1944 and 23rd March 1945. Blaydon Courier, 28th July 1944. Hexham Courant, 29th July 1944.
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