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16/04/2017 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.
30/12/2015 James Millar enlisted in Calgary on 5th October 1915. Before enlisting, he worked as a labourer.
30/12/2015 James Millar was the son of John and Isabella Miller. James was born on 4th January 1887 in Lisnafeady, County Armagh.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Family: John Millar, Isabella Millar, Sarah Jane Millar (born about 1884), James Millar (born about 1885), Robert Millar (born about 1889)
30/12/2015 James emigrated to Canada.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Private James Millar was serving with the 31st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 3rd May 1917.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 The Presbyterian Roll of Honour for Clonaneese lists James Millar as from Mullyroddan.
30/12/2015 Private Millar has no known grave and is listed on Vimy Memorial.
30/12/2015 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.
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