Private Thomas Millar

Private Thomas Gordon Millar, 7th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in France , aged 22, from wounds on the 2nd October 1915. He was born in Glasgow and was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Millar and the brother of James Millar of 58 Mill Street, Selkirk. He had joined his Battalion in France in August 1915 and it is probable he was wounded on the 25th September during the Battle of Loos when the Battalion attacked and captured the Lens Road Redoubts and where Piper Daniel Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery where his Headstone is inscribed ” In The hearts Of Those Who Loved Him He Will Live For Evermore “. France. ( His brother John also fell -see above ). The first photo shows a actual attack at Loos with the troops disappearing into a ghostly cloud of gas and smoke. This was the first time the British Army had used gas. The second shows the village of Loos after its capture.

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