James Miller was the son of John and Isabella Millar. He was born on 22nd April 1885. He was one of four children, all born in the Mullyrodden area. 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.
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.