Quote of the Day:

“Promise me you will always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Alan Alexander Milne, British Army
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956

Despite being a pacifist, in 1915, Milne served in the Great War, enlisting in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and then working in the Royal Corps of Signals.

During his military service, Milne had written his first play, a one-act farce titled Wurzel-Flummery. After the war, he achieved success as a playwright. His comedies of the early 1920s, including Mr. Pim Passes By (1921) and The Dover Road (1921), were enthusiastically received by critics and audiences. He also penned a detective novel titled The Red House Mystery, published in 1922. In 1929 he wrote a stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's book The Wind in the Willows, titled Toad of Toad Hall.

Milne joined the British Army during the Great War and served as an officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and later, after a debilitating illness, the Royal Corps of Signals.

He was commissioned into the 4th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment on February 1, 1915 as a second lieutenant (on probation). His commission was confirmed on December 20, 1915.

On July 7, 1916, he was injured in the Battle of the Somme and invalided back to England. Having recuperated, he was recruited into Military Intelligence to write propaganda articles for MI7 (b) between 1916 and 1918. He was discharged on February 14, 1919, and settled in Mallord Street, Chelsea. He relinquished his commission on February 19, 1920, retaining the rank of lieutenant.

In memory of all those who never returned home.

They shall not be forgotten.


Remember, Reflect and Respect