1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George Husband Millar

Contributed by: George Hunter, on 2008-11-11

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First Name George Husband
Surname Millar
Year of Birth 1878
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Highland Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence edingurgh, Edinburgh

George Husband's Story

My maternal grandfather was a volunteer in the Boer War, serving in the Imperial Yeomanry. His Queens South Africa Medal has 5 clasps, showing the areas & actions he was involved with.

Gallipoli 1915

On the troopship SS Tagus, going to South Africa, he jumped overboard to try to save a member of the crew, who had fallen in the ocean. Both were ultmately recued by the ships boat, and Millar received the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal for his courage. (the citation mentions sharks circling the ships boat as the two men were hauled aboard)

He joined the 2nd Scottish Horse on 28th October 1914, and later was sent to the Dardenelles.

He was reported wounded on the 9th November 1915, and succumbed to his wounds 2 days later.

He is buried at reen Hill Cemetry in Gallipoli, leaving a wife and daughter aged 3 years

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