No. 11599, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers transferred to
No. 48141, 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Killed in action on Thursday 26 June 1919 (aged 24)
Archangel Allied Cemetery, Russian Federation (Sp. Mem. B91)
Buried Ust-Vaga Burial Ground
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Private Michael McMillan (No. 48141) was born in Newtownards.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Private Michael McMillan (No. 48141) was born at Bloomfield, Belfast and that he was a son of Andrew and Mary McMillan of 30 Greenville Street, Connswater, Belfast.
In the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects it was noted that Michael McMillan was also known as Hugh McMillan.
Michael McMillan enlisted in Belfast and he served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (No. 11599) and subsequently with the 8th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (No. 48141).
Private Michael McMillan (No. 48141) was 24 when he was killed in action on 26 June 1919 at Archangel during the civil war in Russia and he was buried in the Ust-Vaga Burial Ground, Archangel Allied Cemetery, Russian Federation.
Private Michael McMillan (No. 48141) is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 454).
Hugh Keenan McMillan who later used the name Michael McMillan was born on 22 November 1894 in Mill Street, Newtownards and he was a son of Andrew and Mary Colville McMillan (nee Brown) who were married on 2 November 1886 in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church. Andrew McMillan from Ballyrickard was a son of James McMillan, a labourer. Mary Colville Brown from Castleavery was a daughter of George Brown, a labourer.
Andrew McMillan worked as a general labourer and he and Mary had five children including:
James (born 6 April 1888 in Ballycullen, Newtownards)
William Scott (born 6 March 1890 in Ballycullen, Newtownards)
Hugh Keenan (Michael, born 22 November 1894 in Mill Street, Newtownards)
Andrew (born around 1900/1901)
James and William McMillan were baptised in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.
The McMillan family moved from Newtownards to 30 Greenville Street, Connswater, Belfast.