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160444   Private James Millar
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/04/1885
Died: 03/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1571859
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 Military documents (32 no.)
8 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese James Millar, Mullyrodden, killed in action
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023