Milligan was born in Ahmednagar, India, on 16 April 1918, the son of an Irish-born father, Captain Leo Alphonso Milligan, MSM, RA, who was serving in the British Indian Army. His mother, Florence Mary Winifred Kettleband, was born in England. He spent his childhood in Poona (India) and later in Rangoon (Yangon), capital of Burma (Myanmar). He was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Poona, and St Paul's Christian Brothers, de la Salle, Rangoon.
He lived most of his life in England and served in the British Army, in the Royal Artillery during World War II.
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''Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.''Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).
''Ying tong iddle I po.''Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Ned Seagoon (Harry Secombe), in The Goon Show (BBC radio comedy series), broadcast (1951-...
''I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up.''Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Puckoon, ch. 2 (1963).
''Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.''Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Camden Theatre, London, April 30, 1972. The Last Goon Show of Them All (stage show) (1972...
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