Alexander Phillips Macmillan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 16973
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 22.10.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.20

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 48 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker, Harry Walker & Sons, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Macmillan (nee Phillips), 46 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Father:

    Hugh Macmillan, 46 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Elizabeth, born 1903, James, born 06.07.1907, Helen, born Feb 1911 & John, born Aug 1912

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Phillips Macmillan

Alexander served as “Alexander Phillips” and was the son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Macmillan, 46 Hilltown, Dundee. His father served with the Royal Flying Corps during the war and returned home safely.

Alex MacMillan   16973   Royal Scots

GALLANT DUNDEE BOY FALLS IN ACTION.

Although only nineteen years of age, Pte. Alex MacMillan, of the Royal Scots who was killed in action on Sunday, 21st ult., had been on active service in France for two and a half years.  When war broke out, young MacMillan gained admission to the army by overstating his age, and remained firm in his determination to stick to the service, although he might easily have had it otherwise.  “No, mother ; I want to go.” he said when it was suggested he was too young to enlist.  The gallant lad was the eldest son of Mrs Macmillan, 48 Hilltown, Dundee, and prior to enlistment he was a calender worker in the employment of Harry Walker & Sons, Ltd.

Sympathetic letters have been received by Mrs MacMillan from her deceased son’s regiment.  His company officer states that Pte. Macmillan was on sentry duty in the front line, and was instantaneously killed by a shell exploding on the parapet in front of him.  His platoon corporal wrote :–“Sandy was a very cheery chap, and very well liked by everyone.  We miss him very much.”

Dundee Courier 8th November 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, additional information and image very kindly supplied by Patricia Maguire

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