DIVISIONAL UNIT: 4th Canadian Infantry Division
11th Infantry Brigade
102nd Battalion - North British Columbians
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 126116
DATE OF BIRTH: November 4, 1892
Brussels – Grey / Morris Townships – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: September 8, 1916 23 years
CEMETERY: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery – Reninghelst –
West Vlaanderen – Belgium
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PARENTS: Mr. George and Ruth McMillan – Brussels - Ontario
Occupation: Clerk Religion: Presbyterian
Enlistment: September 1, 1915 – Woodstock into the 71st Battalion
Enlistment Age: 23 years
Private McMillan left from Canada bound for Liverpool on the S.S. Olympic and arrived on April 11, 1916. He then transferred to the 102nd Battalion based at Oxley Camp on July 11, 1916. He then left for France arriving in Le Havre on August 12, 1916.
During September 8th the enemy artillery brought their high explosive shells down upon a Battalion dugout in Scottish Wood which destroyed the dugout and caused severe casualties.
Private McMillan lost his life while on duty in the area of Dickebusch.
The war diaries of both the Brigade and Battalion indicate that during September 8th this was the only time when casualties were suffered and it is likely when the dugout was destroyed was when Private McMillan was killed.