Sgt. Alex Wiseman Milroy

(S/N 5382330)

Sgt. Alexander Wiseman Milroy, formerly of the Royal Corps of Signals, served with No.6 Troop of No.6 Commando from, at least, November 1941.

Alexander was KIA on 26th February 1943 , aged 28 years, during the 'Battle of Steamroller Farm' North Africa. He was the son of James and Catherine Lawrie Milroy; husband of Marjorie Betty Milroy (aka Plows), of Putson, Hereford and is survived by a son . Alexander was laid to rest in Medez-El-Bab War Cemetery . Grave 6.H.12. In a letter to his widow written in April 1943 Lt-Col. Derek Mills-Roberts described Sgt. Milroy as 'a gallant fellow who fought magnificently on the day that he was killed. The loss of a non-commissioned officer of his calibre is always a serious matter for the Commando, but in addition he was popular and greatly respected.'

Information courtesy of Mr. Michael Cowal