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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.
Further Information
James Millar was the son of John and Isabella Miller. James was born on 4th January 1887 in Lisnafeady, County Armagh.
The 1901 census lists James as age 16 living with the family at house 1 in Mullyroddan, Clananeese, County Tyrone. The family were farmers. James was surprisingly still at school.
Family: John Millar, Isabella Millar, Sarah Jane Millar (born about 1884), James Millar (born about 1885), Robert Millar (born about 1889)
The 1911 census lists James as age 24 living with his father at house 13 in Mullyroddan, Clananeese, Tyrone. 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.
On enlisting he gives his next of kin as his brother, Thomas John Millar, who was living at Cavanbelaghy, Killglen. Cavanbelaghy is a townland near Eglish, Dungannon.
Private James Millar was serving with the 31st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 3rd May 1917.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Millar was killed in action on or since 3rd May 1917. He had initially been reported missing. His unit were involved in an attack north of Fresnoy at the time.
In a listing of Alberta Orangemen, Private James Millar was listed as a member of L.O.L. No. 2302, Calgary, serving with the 31st Alberta Battalion.
The Presbyterian Roll of Honour for Clonaneese lists James Millar as from Mullyroddan.
Private Millar has no known grave and is listed on Vimy Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Mullyroddan, Clonaneese Castlecaulfield Census listing in Mullyroddan, Clonaneese 54.46235 -6.89366
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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
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020