No. 89921, 2nd Canadian Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Army Service Corps
Died in service on Sunday 2 July 1916 (aged 24)
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, (Grave VIII. B. 40)
Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance
In some records his surname is spelt Miller.
John Millar was born on 20 April 1892 at 18 Clonallen Street, Belfast (he declared 27 November 1893 at attestation) and he was a son of Joseph and Jane Millar (nee Dickson) who were married on 6 December 1872 in North Down.
In 1901 the Millar family was living in the townland of Ballykeel, Holywood and in 1911 at 1 Oakdale Street, Belfast.
Joseph Millar was a farmer, carter and general labourer and he and Jane had at least twelve children including:
Ellenor (born 2 September 1873 in Ballymisert)
Sarah (born 8 September 1875 in Killeen)
Margaret (born 7 February 1878 in Killeen)
Joseph (born 6 September 1880 at 47 Central Street, Belfast)
Joseph (born 6 November 1881 at 47 Central Street, Belfast)
Susannah (born 27 April 1884 at 22 Clonallen Street, Belfast)
Elizabeth (born 11 April 1886 at 22 Clonallen Street, Belfast)
Mary (Minnie, born 18 May 1888 at 22 Clonallen Street, Belfast)
Joseph Alexander (born 6 April 1890 at 18 Clonallen Street, Belfast)
John (born 20 April 1892 at 18 Clonallen Street, Belfast; he declared 27 November 1893 at attestation)
Anna (born 11 February 1894 at 19 Wolff Street, Belfast)
John Millar worked as a general labourer both before and after he moved to Canada. He enlisted in Montreal on 25 March 1915 and it was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 8¾ inches tall with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and black hair. As his next-of-kin he cited his father who was then living at 1 Oakdale Street, Belfast. Corporal John Millar served with the 2nd Canadian Division Ammunition Column in the Canadian Army Service Corps and he landed in France on 16 September 1915.
Corporal John Millar (No. 89921) was 24 when he died on 2 July 1916 in No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) as a result of wounds received in action and he was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that his parents were living in the townland of Carrowreagh, Dundonald.
In his will he left all of his property and effects to the ‘children of Alexandra Carnduff’.