Captain Frederick Raymond MILHOLLAND
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Captain Frederick Raymond MILHOLLAND
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Captain Frederick Raymond MILHOLLAND

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Captain Frederick Raymond MILHOLLAND

6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Milholland, of Jamaica, and 6, The Downs, Wimbledon, London. Killed 26 February 1918. Aged 22.

The photograph of Captain Milholland, and the information below, have been kindly provided by John Hamblin (<>).

The photograph is taken from the Roll of Balliol College, Oxford.
Captain Milholland was born in Jamaica on the 1st of January 1896, the eldest son of J.F. Milholland Crown solicitor for Jamaica. He was educated at Oundle Scool where he was Captain of School in 1913 and 1914. In 1914 he was elected Domus Exhibitioner in Classics and also Rhodes Scholar for Jamaica, but instead of taking his place at university he took a commission in December 1914 in the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
In 1916 he was wounded at Mametz Wood on the Somme. In 1917 he was promoted first to Lieutenant and then to Captain, and for a time acted as Adjutant. On February the 26th 1918 he was out with a runner inspecting the front line when he was hit by a sniper and died shortly after reaching the casualty clearing station.
Captain Milholland is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery Plot V Row B Grave 6

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