Lieutenant H A E MILNES

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    liverpool annie New Member

    The cause of education in Auckland has suffered a very serious loss in the death of Lieutenant H A E MILNES, killed in action in France on 4 October 1917. He was the principal of the Auckland Training College for Teachers and in that position he exerted an influence over students that was regarded as remarkable. He had great strength of character and a charming personality. His death will be regretted by a very large number of people, both in and outside education circles, in Auckland. He was born in Yorkshire and in all his undertakings he showed that tenacity of purpose typical of men of that county. He spent much of his earlier life in London and passed through the Borough Road training college at Isled. He graduated B.Sc. from the London University. He left for NZ in company with Mrs Milnes in January 190? to take up his position at the training college [……………] Mrs Milnes died about four years ago.

    AWN 18.10.1917 P.20

    A most impressive service in memory of the late Lieut H A E MILNES was held at St Paul’s Church, Auckland, last week. He was formerly principle of Auckland Training College for Teachers. He was killed on active service in France on 4 October 1917.

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    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of

    22525, 3rd Bn., Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
    who died
    on 04 October 1917

    Remembered with honour

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