John Roger Millar

Military Information

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  • Rank: Engineer Sub Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Valiant II
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
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  • Date of Death: 05.07.1915
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Personal Information

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  • Address: 72 New Rd, Southampton
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  • Father:

    T. M. Millar, “Glenvarloch” 6 Argyle St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Douglas Archibald Millar

  • Spouse:

    Daisy Emily Millar (nee Attrill) 6 Argyle St, Dundee

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More about John Roger Millar

John and his brother Douglas were sons of Mr T.M. Millar, 6 Argyle Street, Dundee. According to the Dundee Seaman’s Roll this man served aboard H.M.S. Valiant II, and died July 5, 1915. The Morgan Academy Roll of Honour entry states that his ship was blown up when it struck a mine, but H.M.S. Valiant survived the Great War. There is also no record of this man recorded on C.W.G.C. database.

He was the brother of 2nd Lieutenant Douglas Archibald Millar, 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed in action 18.07.1916.

John R Millar was the son of Mr T M Millar of 6 Argyle Street, Dundee and was the husband of Mrs Daisy Emily Millar (nee Attrill) of 6 Argyle Street, Dundee.
He was the son-in-law of Mr John and Mrs Emily Attrill of 72 New Road, Southampton. He is commemorated on the Morgan Academy Roll of Honour, Section H6 reports him having died 05 Jul 1915 from illness after ship sunk by mine. However, the Admiralty Medal Roll records the service of Engineer John R MILLAR Mercantile Marine Reserve (MMR). 1914-15 Star trio of medals was claimed by and issued to his widow in 1937. The MMR records at the Fleet Air Arm Museum record him as a 4th Engineer, serving in HM Yacht Valiant acting as the Patrol Depot Ship in Belfast and Larne. He was discharged as an invalid from the Naval Service at the Royal Naval Hospital at Haslar, Gosport on 25 June 1915. The Valiant was renamed Valiant II in February 1915 because a new battleship had been given the name. His brother, Douglas, a Second Lieutenant with the Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action in France in March 1918. A John Miller is also commemorated on the Lodge 49 Memorial but it has been suggested this man is Leading Seaman John Miller.


Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information supplied by Ian Stewart & Ian Birnie

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