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160444   Private James Millar
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/01/1887
Died: 03/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
James Miller was the son of John and Isabella Millar. James was born on 4th January 1887 in Lisnafeady, County Armagh. The family lived in Mullyroddan, Clananeese, County Tyrone. The family were farmers. By 1911 his mother had died and he and his father were farmers. James emigrated to Canada. James Millar enlisted in Calgary on 5th October 1915. Before enlisting, he worked as a labourer. Private James Millar was serving with the 31st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 3rd May 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1571859
Summary      
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
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1 1901 Census lists 'Miller' family Lists James as age 16 living with the family at house 1 in Mullyroddan, Clananeese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'Millar' family Lists James as age 24 living with the family at house 13 in Mullyroddan, Clananeese, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James Millar
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James Millar including inscription photo
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private James Millar's death
6 Grand Orange Lodge - Western Canada LOL 2302, Calgary, Presbyterian
7 James Millar Attestation Papers Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob and images
8 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese James Millar, Mullyrodden, killed in action