McMILLAN, Charles Edward

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Woodstock, Ontario
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
Biographical Summary

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
                                             II     E     8
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.