This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Wilkie Mill
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 201452
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 31/07/1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 234 Blackness Road, Dundee
More about John Wilkie Mill
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
John Wilkie Mill 201452 Black Watch
WELL-KNOWN DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.
Official intimation has been received of the death in action of Private John Wilkie Mill, of the Black Watch, youngest son of Mr Thomas Mill, Central Billiard Rooms, Dundee. Private Mill, who was 25 years of age, met his death on 31st July while delivering important messages. He had been in France for thirteen months, and was highly esteemed by all his comrades. Private Mill was one of the finest billiard players in Dundee, and had twice played against Tom Aiken, the Scottish champion. His loss is sincerely mourned by a very large circle of friends in Dundee, by whom he was held in high regard because of his genial and modest disposition.
Dundee Courier 18th August 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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