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Milligan, Cecil James (1909-1941)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Cecil James Milligan (1909-1941), born 26 July 1909, son of Dr Wyndham A. Milligan, London.


Attended Orme Square School.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1922-July 1927; 6th form; XXX Blazer; 1st Class Gym (1927); Corporal in OTC.


Caius College, Cambridge.


WW2, Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander, HMS Dunedin, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). Killed in action on HMS Dunedin off Freetown, Sierra Leone on 24 November 1941, aged 32.


Commemorated at:

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, Panel 60, Column 3,-cec...


Gonville and Caius College War Memorial.


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.


Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'Cecil James Milligan was the third son of Dr W.A. Milligan, London. War came in the middle of his Medical Course, but as soon as he had got his degree he joined the Navy. He had taken some time to decide on his profession, but once having started medicine he never looked back, and his career seemed full of promise. In his short time at sea he encountered much danger and showed the greatest courage and coolness. He was very popular with officers and men. His ship was torpedoed in January 1942, and very few were saved.'

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