Sergeant Robert Miller

Sergeant Robert George Rae Miller, 16th ( 2nd Edinburgh ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in France, aged 49, on the 29th May 1916. He had been born in 1867 in Cargill, Perthshire and was the son of Alexander and Catherine Miller of Dunkeld and the husband of Annie Miller of 77 Buccleuch Street, Selkirk whom he had married in South Africa in 1905. He had been a Regular Soldier in the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots for 17 years with a further 3 years in the South African Police. He had been employed as Club Steward in the Selkirk Conservative Club when he re enlisted in December 1914. He is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” He Loved Me And Gave Himself For Me” The 16th R.S was a “Pals” Battalion and was raised by sir George McRae in Edinburgh in November 1914. It originally consisted of professional footballers and their fans from Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Falkirk, Dunfermline and Raith Rovers.

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