Robert Curle Millar

Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentSeaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion
Military Service

1914 Enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 7 September at Glencorse [Barracks, Edinburgh] as 32854 Private. Subsequently commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders in November.

1915 The 8th battalion Seaforth Highlanders was part of the 44th Brigade of the 15th (Scottish) Division. It proceeded to France at the end of July and took part in the Battle of Loos in September. Millar was killed on the first day of the battle.


6 February 1881 Glasgow

Death25th September 1915
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action

MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 112 to 115.
CWGC Information

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Gardner Millar, of 11, Athole Gardens, Glasgow


Alexander G Millar (1849-1926) and Isabella Curle (c1851-1920)

Father's Occupation

Stockbroker at Morison & Millar, Accountants and Stockbrokers, 69 St George’s Place.


Ethel M (c1880- ), Isobel (c1887- )




Kelvinside Academy


Shipping clerk

1881 Census

West of Scotland Hydropathic Establishment, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire

1891 Census

Holmes House, Galston, Ayrshire. Robert is staying with his aunt and uncle Jane & Henry Lamont

1901 Census

11 Athole Gardens, Glasgow

1911 Census

Not found

Home Address

1915 – 11 Athole Gardens, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 701
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Kelvinside Academy War Memorial

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow War Memorial

Other Information

Millar’s enlistment papers for the RAMC have survived and lacking a portrait of him we know he was 5’ 7 ½ “ tall, weighed 147 pounds and had black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (, and Findmypast (

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

Family Search –

The Long, Long Trail –

Scotlands People –

The Scottish War Memorials Project –

Craster, HE The Seaforth Highlanders, August 1914 to April 1916 in The Scottish Historical Review, vol 16, no 64, July 1919



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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