MILNE, Robert

Rank: 
Gunner
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Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2567490
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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, taken prisoner after the raid and imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.
Recommendation
"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. "
 
Sources
London Gazette 37162, page 3493.
National Archives file WO373/46/283.
St Nazaire Society 75th anniversary newsletter.
 

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