No. 7102, ‘D’ Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Died of wounds on Monday 2 July 1917 (aged 23)
Etaples Military Cemetery, France (Grave XXV. J. 2)
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
In Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914 – 1918 it is recorded that Rifleman John Millar (No. 7102) was born in Holywood.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that he was a son of Alexander and Anna Millar of Belfast and that he was the husband of Martha Millar of 144 East Bread Street, Belfast.
John Millar and Martha Ann Graham were married on 1 May 1915 in St Mark’s Church of Ireland Church Dundela and they lived at 144 East Bread Street, Belfast. John Millar (aged 21) was stationed in Palace Barracks, Holywood and in civil marriage registration records it is recorded that he was a son of William Millar. Martha Graham (aged 22) was from 130 East Bread Street, Belfast. Her father’s name wasn’t recorded.
John and Martha Millar (nee Graham) had one daughter – Rebecca (born 27 August 1916 at 140 East Bread Street, Belfast)
John Millar enlisted in Holywood, served with ‘D’ Company 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and was 23 when he died of wounds in No. 11 General Hospital, Camiers, France on 2 July 1917. He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
Rifleman John Millar (No. 7102) is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 468). In his will he bequeathed all of his property and effects to his wife Martha.
On 29 June 1918 Martha Millar (nee Graham) and David Jamison were married in St Mark’s Church of Ireland Church Dundela. David Jamison, a labourer from 128 East Bread Street, Belfast was a son of Samuel Jamison, a labourer. Martha Millar from 144 East Bread Street, Belfast was a daughter of William Graham, a labourer.