Millward, James

James Millward, Cpl 1446, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died 19th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 21

 

EARLY LIFE

James Millward was born in Bollington in 1893, the son of Martha and James Millward, a paper stainer of Bollington.

 

WW1 SERVICE

The death of Cpl Millward was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 3 September 1915:

Unofficial news has been received by Mr and Mrs James Millward, 31 Lower House, Bollington, that their son, Private J Millward, 1/7th Cheshire regiment, has been killed in action in the Dardanelles. The intimation was contained in a postcard from Lce-Cpl Bernard Casey to his parents, who reside at the Red Lion Hotel, Bollington. The card, which arrived on Wednesday night, simply stated, “Private Millward is dead.” Mrs Millward had a letter from her son on Wednesday morning, stating that he was all right. Private Millward, who had been in the Territorials four years, was 21 years of age. He was a footballer and formerly played for Adlington. He attended St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Cross, and was a member of the Bible Class. Prior to enlistment, he was employed at Oliver’s Mill, Waterhouse.

 

COMMEMORATION

Cpl James Millward has no known grave and is commemorated on panel ref. 75 to 77 on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Cpl James Millward, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, Cpl James Millward is commemorated on the Bollington (Palmerston St) and Bollington (Parish) war memorials.


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