Hennock & Teign Village Chronicle

Published by the Hennock Village Hall Committee

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Remembering the Fallen

He gave his today for our tomorrow.

Name: Millman

Forenames: Thomas George (G H is recorded on the War Memorial, see below*)

Birth: 1887 Chudleigh

Parents: Thomas & Maria

Abode in 1901: Chudleigh

Abode in 1911: New Exeter St, Chudleigh

Residence given on Service Record: Missing

Residence given on Casualty List: Not Given

Wife: Edith Florence and 2 children.

Died:  30 Sep 1918, Killed in action

Age: 32

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

CWGC Grave or Memorial: Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing. Plot. II. A. 10.

Remembered in Hennock Church Yard: No

Recorded on the Hennock War Memorial: Yes but as G H.

Index to CWGC Burial Record Found: No

Regiment: 1st/5btn Devon Regiment

Rank: Corporal

Service number: 240085 formerly 678 in the Territorials.

Medals: Victory, British, Territorial Force War Medal

Newspaper Report: A/Cpl Thomas George Millman (5th Devons) Regt no. 678 then 240085. Old Exter St. Chudleigh, enlisted in Newton Abbot. Member of the 1909 E Coy Templer Cup team. Went to India with 1/5th Devons.  Witness in the George Cann drowning of 30th March 1915. Wounded twice in Palestine.  Previously wounded in France. Then KIA at Masnieres age 32.  Left a widow Edy and two sons Wilfred and Willie.  Buried at Masnieres Cemetery, nr Marcoing.

* It is possible that the wrong name has been recorded on the War memorial. In the 1901 census there is a Millman family in Chudleigh with 2 sons Thomas age 14 & George age 11. There is no record of a George Henry being a War Casualty and he probably died 1953 in Okhampton. Thomas George is listed as a War Casualty. By 1924 when the War Memorial was errected the family may have moved away, but someone on the War Memorial Committee knew that a Millman was killed but no one could remember which brother, so they made a guess and chose the wrong one. It is more than likely that the memorial should be to T G Millman. A little more research is needed to establish the full facts.

If you can confirm who he is please let me know at Editor - Hennock Chronicle