GEORGE MASSIOT BROWN MILLER,known as Jock, was born 20 Mar 1900 at Burnfoot, Fairlie, to parents Robert, a grocer, and Eliza King Gourlay (who married at Kinning Park, Glasgow on 23 Nov 1886). He died in Largs in 1993, aged 93.
17 Oct 1924 at 36 Rowallan Gardens, Glasgow, George (aged
25, cement block maker of Burnfoot, Fairlie)
married Margaret McIver.
was named George Massiot Brown Miller, but according to family was known as
Jock - this possibly explains why his name is given on the plaque as George
In the 1901 Census,
George, aged 1, is living Burnfoot, Fairlie with parents Robt (41, b. Fairlie, licensed grocer & provision merchant) and Eliza KG (41, b Glasgow), with siblings Jessie SG (14), Hester PB (12),
Daniel W (11), Robert T (7), Eliza KG (6) and Harriet BB (2)
In the 1911 Census, aged 11, he is living Burnfoot, Fairlie with parents Robt. (51, grocer) and Eliza (51,
m 24 years; 10 children, 9 living) and siblings
SERVICE DETAILS No
medal index card found, but his regiment is given on the plaque as ‘H.L.I.’
(Highland Light Infantry?). The Largs
& Millport Weekly News reported on 07 Sep 1918 that he was on leave from a
training camp in England.
Extracts from the Largs & Millport
7 September 1918 Quite a few of our
local soldier lads are on leave from the Western Front at present. Amongst them we note Dvr. J.M. Currie,
H.D.A.C.; Sergt Hugh P. Burden D.C.M., R.S.F.; L.Cpl. Norman Stewart, 72nd
Canadian Seaforths; Sapper William McNeur, R.E.; Pte. David Boyd (Allanbank);
Pte. D. Campbell (Hawthorn Cottage), A&SH; also Pte. George Miller, H.L.I.,
from a training camp in England