July 12, 1944
Ralph Knowles Milne, M.C., T.C., first Mayor and one of the first aldermen of Bebington. Born 1884. Was articles with Edwin Berry and Co., Liverpool, and was admitted solicitor 1904. Is now senior partner in same firm.
Is solicitor to Liverpool Constitutional Association, and specialises in licensing law.
Served overseas during last war with rank of captain. Won M.C. 1916, was mentioned in despatches and was wounded.
Member Bebington Urban District Council ten years and last chairman before incorporation. Was elected first Mayor 1937, and became alderman at same meeting. Still holds aldermanic seat, and takes keen interest in municipal affairs.
Has always taken great interest in football, and has been director Liverpool F.C. since 1941. Is accomplished horseman, and likes a round of golf.
(Evening Express: July 12, 1944)