(Joseph Ellis Milne). In card case of issue. Extremely fine. (1)
D.S.O. London Gazette 20.10.1916.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations. He has repeatedly tended the wounded under heavy shell-fire, and has shown himself utterly regardless of personal safety.
M.I.D. London Gazette 4.1.1917.
Joseph Ellis Milne was born on the 30.9.1868 at Fraserburgh, he was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School; graduated M.A., 1888; M.B. (Hon. Dist.), 1891; M.D. (Com.), 1894. When the war broke out he was serving in a large practice in Aberdeen. He was commissioned Lieutenant 25.4.1915, and went overseas on the 4.5.1915 Highland Casualty Clearing Station. On 1st November he became Medical Officer to the 1/8th Battalion (Irish) of the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was awarded the D.S.O. in October 1916. He was killed in action near Ypres on 22.2.1917, aged 48. He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetry, Belgium. He was the youngest son of Captain and Mrs J.Milne of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. His medals were sent to his sister in Aberdeen.
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