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Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Peniston Milbanke

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)

Date of Death

Died 21 August 1915

Age 42 years old

Buried or commemorated at

HELLES MEMORIAL

Panel 17.

Turkey (including Gallipoli)

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info 10th Bart. Son of the late Sir Peniston Milbanke, D.L., J.P. and Elizabeth Milbanke; husband of Leila Milbanke, of 19, Manchester Square, London. Served with the 10th Hussars in the South African War.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract taken from the "London Gazette," dated 6th July, 1900, records the following:- "On the 5th January 1900, during a reconnaissance near Colesberg, (S. Africa), Sir John Milbanke, when retiring under fire with a small patrol of the 10th Hussars, notwithstanding the fact that he had just been severely wounded in the thigh, rode back to the assistance of one of the men whose pony was exhausted, and who was under fire from the Boers who had dismounted. Sir John Milbanke took the man up on his own horse under a most galling fire and brought him safely back to camp."

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