BORN HULL 1876. SON OF JOSUA MILNE (1841-1902) AND ELIZA DIXON (1840-1922). HE MARRIED ANNETTE BURLAND (1875-1960), ON 01/07/1907. WENT TO SEA, IN 1896. SERVED AS A MASTER MARINER. SERVED AS FIRST MATE, ON THE STEAM SHIP, “ANTINOE”. DROWNED DURING A SUBMARINE ATTACK ON 28/05/1917, AGED 41. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE TOWER HILL NAVAL MEMORIAL. HE LEFT A WIDOW AND THREE CHILDREN.
HE LIVED WITH HIS FATHER IN LAW AT 12 VANE STREET, HULL (PROBATE ADDRESS). LEFT £224 IN HIS WILL TO HIS BROTHER, JOHN WILLIAM MILNE, A CASHIER.
Anitinoe SS was a British cargo steamer of 2,396grt that was torpedoed by German submarine U-86 when 150 miles Wsw of Bishop Rock on the 28th May 1917 when on route from Sevilla for Newport with a cargo of ore. 21 crew lost. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?84684