Today we remember …
|6th October 1917.
John Milne, MC, G Social 1909. Captain, 48th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Missing in action on 6th October 1917. Presumed dead, 1918
He transferred from the Ox & Bucks Light Infantry to the Royal Flying Corps. He was mentioned in despatches. He married Joan Hanmer in 1917, just a few months before he went missing.
Citation for the Military Cross: Temp. Lt. (Temp. Capt.) J. T. Milne, Gen. 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.