The Lancashire Fusiliers, 1914
Sgt Joseph Lister V.C.
London Gazette for MM 14 January 1918
Died on 10/05/1917
Private Fred Grime
1st Lancashire Fusiliers.
Private Fred Grime, age 25, who resided at Fern-Lea, Kenyon Lane, Middleton, was killed in France on May 10th, 1917. This soldier who was employed by the Don Spinning Company, and enlisted on February 9th, 1916, and went to the front on August 7th of the same year. He was connected with the Unitarian School, Middleton.
Private Grime, is laid to rest at Orange Trench Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux
Died on 08/05/1918
Private Frank Dean
1st Lancashire Fusiliers
Private Frank Dean, aged 21, nephew of Mrs. Ogden,
Spring Gardens, Middleton, met his death on May 8th, 1918, while sleeping
in a dug-out, a piece of shrapnel striking him on the right side of
Private Dean is laid to rest at Nieppe Bois British Cemetery, France.
Samuel was my Great Uncle. He was the son of William John Millar and Rachel Millar, both born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and arrived in Liverpool in 1880.
Sam was one of five children. He had two elder brothers Robert (my grandfather) and Thomas, a younger brother James and the youngest, a sister Agnes.
Sam was born in Liverpool on 26 October 1888. He enlisted with the Lancashire Fusiliers and became Private Millar - Number 20405.
Sam was killed in action on 20 April 1918. He is buried at Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, France.
I have attached Sam's photo and service medal record.
If you wish to place this information of Sam on your web site, then I am happy for you to do so.
Another Great Hero.
from Ainsdale, Southport