This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
- Service no: 3/6666
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 04.11.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: Salvation Army Metropole, Ward Rd, Dundee
More about James Miller
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED
Private Jas. Millar, of the 1st Gordon Highlanders, was wounded in the chest during the South African War.
When that campaign was over he was given a life pension. On the outbreak of the present crisis, however, Private Millar felt it was his duty to again fight for his country, and he re-enlisted. But Private Millar has not only fought but died for his country.
Intimation that he was killed in action on 4th November has been received by his wife, who is at present residing at the Metropole Home, Ward Road, Dundee. Private Millar came of a patriotic family, for two of his brothers-in-law and a nephew are at present in the firing line. He was 29 years of age, and leaves a widow and a son.
Dundee Courier 27th January 1915
Additional information and image courtesy of Michael Caldwell
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