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William Milner

1900 - 1942
station foreman and first aider at York railway station, killed by bombing in World War II
artist unknown

York /  William Milner   York /  William Milner


Circular commemorative plaque with a portrait of William Milner against a background of the bombed York Station.


BORN 1900 DIED 1942
station foreman william milner, a keen member of the l.n.e.r.
first-aid movement, gave his life in an attempt to obtain a
box of medical supplies, urgently needed for treating
air-raid casualties. he entered a blazing building near
this site, at the height of the attack on 29 april 1942
which caused extensive damage to the station.
when his body was found, he was still holding
the box of first-aid equipment. mr milner
was posthumously awarded the king's
commendation for gallanty


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Locatie (N 53°57'28" - W 1°5'35") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbyh066; Photograph: 26 July 2019
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