Second Lieutenant Thomas Miller

Second Lieutenant Thomas Murray Miller, 7th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds in France on 23rd January 1916 aged 21. He was the son of the Reverend and Mrs John Miller of the United Free Church Manse, Eyemouth and is buried in Mazinherbe Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He had been educated in Eyemouth and Berwick Grammer School where he was the Dux Medallist. His education was completed at George Watsons in Edinburgh.He then went to work in the offices of P. Henderson and Co. in Glasgow where he joined the 5th Scottish Rifles, a Territorial unit. He was later commissioned in the K.O.S.B. He was killed by a shell along with his Company Commander Captain Horne whilst standing outside their dugout. He was laid to rest with a firing party and pipers provided by the London Scottish Regiment. His Headstone is inscribed ” A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ”.

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