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Saturday 10th January 2004 11:23

Question:
Trying to find what became of the Mildenhall family living in Ramsbury of 4 brothers killed during WWI one survived and moved to London, think the others may have moved to Patagonia at some time before WW1 Any records please.

Answer:
The records show that there were 4 Mildenhalls, born in Ramsbury, killed in the First World War, but I do not know if they were all brothers. They were;

Charles Mildenhall, enlisted in the Labours Corps in Hereford. Died 14.7.17

Henry Mildenhall, enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment in Marlborough when living in Ramsbury. Died 15.9.14

Thomas Mildenhall, enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment in Marlborough when living in Ramsbury. Died 1.9.17

William Mildenhall, enlisted in the 7th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment at Epsom. Died 18.3.16

All were privates and all died in France or Flanders,

The Patagonian Sheep Farming Co. was set up by the Waldrons of Ramsbury in the late 19th century and men from Ramsbury went out to Patagonia both at the end of the 19th century and after the First World War. It is possible that one or more of the Mildenhalls went out before the war but they would have been expected to stay there for 7 years.

Bibliography:
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-1918, CD-ROM

The Village in the Valley, by Barbara Croucher. B. Croucher, 1986

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