MILNE, Robert

Royal Artillery
Service numbers: 
P.O.W. number: 
Honours & Awards: 
Gunner Robert Milne 2 Commando
Gunner Robert Milne, 5 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. Embarked on board HMS Campbeltown, he was shot in the back during the raid, taken prisoner, and later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland. 
"Gnr Milne proved himself to be a courageous and determined soldier.  His disregard to personal danger in the attack and efforts to destroy enemy gun positions mounted on the roof of the Pumping Station were outstanding. Later in the street fighting, although wounded, he continued setting a fine example until, when ammunition was exhausted, and very weak through loss of blood, he was taken prisoner. "
  • Robert Milne was married and from Broad Green, Liverpool.*
London Gazette 37162, page 3493.
National Archives file WO373/46/283.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/53.
St Nazaire Society 75th anniversary newsletter.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
*Report in the Liverpool Echo, Tuesday May 12th 1942.
[Image] His son Ken Milne.

Ask Questions / Add Information / Add Photos

Use our Forum for research enquiries, or to add information or photos. [register now]
Your message will then be seen by the many knowledgeable members of our Forum.
Photos will be reviewed and added to the Archive if appropriate. 
Read some frequently asked questions here [FAQ's].
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.