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13322   Lance Sergeant Robert James Millar
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
Robert Millar was a son of Joseph and Mary Millar of Millburn Street, Cookstown. He was married to Elizabeth Jane Millar of Eagralougher, Loughgall, County Armagh. He enlisted at Kingstown with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was sent to France in October of 1915 in time for the build up to the Somme Offensive. He was killed in action on the 1st July 1916 in ‘No Mans Land’
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 806264
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 144
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Miller" family 1901 census lists Robert as age 25 at house 21 in Millburn Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Millar family 1911 census lists Robert James as age 36 at house 13 in Millbourn Street, Cookstown Urban
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Private Robert Little Lance Sergeant Miller attended Private Robert Little's funeral
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023