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Allan McMillan

Menin gate Memorial. Vierstraat. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Menin Gate Memorial. Authors image

10250 Private

1st Battalion Royal Scots, 81st Infantry Brigade, 27th Division.

Age: 28

Date of Death: 6.2.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 11

Family: Allan was a regular soldier. He enlisted on 3 February 1908, joining the Royal Scots, when employed as a moulder and also serving in the Militia battalion 3rd Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. His sister Elizabeth McCue resided in the Howgate, Falkirk. Allan landed in France on 19 December 1914.

The action leading to his death

The battalion took over the front line trenches in front of Vierstraat on 6 February and were in this position until 8 February when they were relieved. They had three Company’s in the firing line and one in support and battalion HQ in Vierstraat. Causalities during this time were five men killed and four wounded. Allan was one of the killed and his grave was subsequently lost.

Vierstraat. Menin Gate memorial. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District

Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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