George Massiot Brown MILLER

Regiment:               H.L.I.  

Rank & Number:    
Not Known  

20 March 1900; Burnfoot, Fairlie  

                       1993; Largs  

Other:                      Brother of Robert T. and William Miller

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.  

On 17 Oct 1924 at 36 Rowallan Gardens, Glasgow, George (aged 25, cement block maker of Burnfoot, Fairlie) married Margaret McIver.  

He 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 John Miller.  

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    

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 Weekly News:-  

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

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