Private William Millar

Private William Millar, 58th Coy., Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry ). he was killed in Belgium, aged 34, on the 27th July 1917. He had been born in Portobello in 1884 and was the son of William and Elizabeth Millar of 74a High Street, Portobello and the husband of Margaret Millar whom he had married in Selkirk in 1909. He is buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had been employed as a fishmonger in Leith and was living there when he enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry. He was later posted to the M.G.C. in France. The Corps used the Vickers Mk11 gun in both defensive and offensive roles.

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