Private John Millar, Royal Army Veterinary Corps

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Private John Miller 7624, Royal Army Veterinary Corps

John Miller was born on 13th November 1862 at Rashiehall, St Martins.  He was the eldest son of Andrew and Agnes Miller, who had married on the 20th November 1861.  Andrew was a ploughman.  By 1881 John had left home and joined the army.  He saw action in the Desert Campaigns with the Camel Corps.  By the time of the outbreak of WW1, John was married to Agnes Taylor and had seven children.  He enlisted on 5th May 1915 in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps and saw service in Salonica for two years.  Suffering from malaria, he was discharged and returned home.  Private John Miller died of chronic bronchitis, asthma, influenza and cardiac failure at home in Perth Road, Scone on 30th October 1918.  He was two weeks past his 56th birthday, John is buried in Scone Cemetery.  He was awarded the Egyptian Medal with 5 bars – Abu-Klea. The Nile 1884-5.  El-Teb-Tamaai, Suakin 1884, Tel-el-Keber, and, for his service in WW1, he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.



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