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2324118   Signalman Richard David Millar
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Indian Infantry Brigade, Royal Corps of Signals (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/02/1917
Died: 05/01/1945 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 27
David Millar was the third son of Robert and Margaret J Millar. He was born on 28th February 1917. He was one of at least three children, all born in the Stewartstown area. David joined up as a boy soldier at about 15 years old. He was posted to India in June 1939 and then to Malaya in January 1940 with the Royal Corps of Signals. He was captured by the Japanese and was shot by the Japanese while a POW on 5th January 1945. He was 27 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Singapore Memorial
  Kranji, Johor Bahru
Grave Ref: Column 44
CWGC Casualty 2138197
The Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is located just to the West of the Singapore-Johore road (Bukit Timah Expressway) on Woodlands Road, just to the south of the crossroads with Turf Club Avenue and Kranji road. There is a short approach road from the main road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Stewartstown Presbyterian Church WWII Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWII Stewartstown
3 First Stewartstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour WWII Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 378
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists Millar family Possible listing of the family at house 2 in Summerhill, Magheraveely, Fermanagh
2 Photo of Richard David Millar
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023