King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Millward, Brian John

Private ▪ The King’s Liverpool Regiment

Brian John Millward, born on 11th September 1895, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1909, having previously attended Mrs Pettigrew’s School in Handsworth. He lived with his widowed mother, Anna, and his four older siblings at 57, Trinity Road, Handsworth.

At School, Brian played for the 1st XI, holding a bowling average of 11. Academically, he did not generally excel but he did well with French, for which he was ranked near the top of the class in 1913.

In August 1915, Brian gained a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the 12th East Yorkshire Regiment, but in June 1916 he resigned this commission, entering the Manchester Regiment as a Private Soldier. He went to France in November 1916, having transferred to The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). He was wounded in March 1917 and again in January 1918, and was killed near Armentières on 22nd April 1918, aged twenty-two. He is buried in Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, near Arras, France. At the request of his mother, the inscription on his headstone reads: “Now We See Through A Glass Darkly But Then Face To Face.”