Private Robert Millar

Private Robert Millar, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He died on Active Service, aged 32, in France on the 15th January 1915. He had been born in Walkerburn in 1882 and was the son of William and Helen Millar of 12 Green Terrace, Selkirk. He had been a chair maker when he enlisted as a Regular in the 1st Battalion, Argylls in February 1901. He served in the Second Anglo Boer War in South Africa before being posted to India with the 2nd Battalion in 1902 and back again to South Africa in 1906. In March 1909 he was back home and was transferred to the Reserves. He was mobilised on the outbreak of the War and sent to France with his Battalion in August 1914 as part of the British Expeditionary Force. In late December 1914 he contracted enteric fever and died in the 14th Stationary Hospital in Boulogne. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France. ( His brother James also fell- see above ).

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