Robert Curle Millar

Lieutenant
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Seaforth Highlanders, 8th Battalion
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
Killed in action
34
MemorialLoos Memorial, Panel 112 to 115.
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)
Stockbroker at Morison & Millar, Accountants and Stockbrokers, 69 St George’s Place.
Ethel M (c1880- ), Isobel (c1887- )
unmarried
Kelvinside Academy
Shipping clerk
West of Scotland Hydropathic Establishment, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire
Holmes House, Galston, Ayrshire. Robert is staying with his aunt and uncle Jane & Henry Lamont
11 Athole Gardens, Glasgow
Not found
1915 - 11 Athole Gardens, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 701
Scottish National War Memorial Kelvinside Academy War Memorial St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow War Memorial
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 SourcesMuch 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 (www.ancestry.co.uk), and Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Family Search – www.familysearch.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net/ Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com Craster, HE The Seaforth Highlanders, August 1914 to April 1916 in The Scottish Historical Review, vol 16, no 64, July 1919
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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