Reginald Millican

Reginald Millican (1892- 1918) lived at 37 Manor Road when he started at North School, later moving to Wickham Road and then Butt Road. His parents, Frederick and Mary came from Norfolk but their three sons were all born in Colchester. In 1911 Reginald had left school and was working as an accountant’s clerk.

Reginald and his older brother Frederick joined the Household Cavalry (Life Guards). Reginald arrived in France in November 1915 with the Army Cyclist Corps, whose role was reconnaissance and communications. He became a lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment, and died of his wounds in March 1918 in Belgium. He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery where his headstone reads “Thy will be done”.

Reginald is also remembered on the roll of honour at St Mary at the walls church.


Sources
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
CWGC