Milligan Thomas Sapper 14213676

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Name Milligan Thomas
Army number 14213676
Rank Sapper
Decorations Service Medals and awards.
Date of birth 11/4/1922
Age (At time of death).
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Engineers 14/5/1942. Basic Training Fort George, Inverness. Posted 75th R.C. Company, Royal Engineers. Posted to 507th Field Company, Royal Engineers on 20/12/1943. Served Normandy - landed initially with Queen's Brigade of 7th Armoured Division. Back in the UK worked on mine-clearing in Norfolk. In 1946 posted to Biet Nabal RE Workshop in Palestine. Joined the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (TA) following discharge from wartime service.
Company/Battery 75th R.C. Company. 507th Field Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Mine and bomb clearance.
Joined Brigade Probably at the time the Field Company joined the Brigade Group.
Promotions Corporal 27/4/1944, Sergeant. Colour Sergeant with the TA post-war.
Wounded Yes - shrapnel and bayonet injuries.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 17/12/2006 in Bedford Hospital.
Home address Worked as an Apprentice Joiner at Lightbodys in Glasgow and lived in Sidney Street. Keen violinist. Post-war he studied journalism and worked in Glasgow, Ayr, Bletchley and Kempston. Finally worked in London as Editor of Construction News Scotland.
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