World War 1 and the sons of Reverend Hugh Miller

Daily Record 1 October 1915

Shandon officer killed

It has been officially reported by the War Office that Lieut. Ian M Miller, 2nd Argylls, and younger son of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, Shandon, UF Church, has been killed in action n Belgium.

Lieut. Miller was educated at Larchfield and Merchiston Castle Schools. He joined Glasgow University in session 1913-14, and was a member of the Officers’ Training Corps. On the outbreak of the war he volunteered for foreign service and was appointed Second-Lieutenant.

While with his regiment at Woolwich he was promoted First Lieutenant and transferred to the second Battalion.

Lieut. Miller, who was in his 21st year, met his death whole leading his men on in an attack on the German trenches. He had been in the trenches since early in January. Mr Miller’s other son is serving as a Second Lieutenant with the Clyde Garrison Artillery.

Western Times 9 October 1916

Lieut. W Douglas Miller, Royal Flying Corps, elder son of Rev Hugh Miller, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, is officially reported missing from October 2nd. Lieut. Miller who is 23, went to France some weeks ago and was flying daily over the German lines.

Daily Record 22 November 1916

Officer’s death

Lieut W Douglas Miller (RGA and RFC), Shandon who has been killed.

Hamilton Advertiser 15 December 1917

There was unveiled on Saturday afternoon in Shandon UF Church a tablet in memory of Lieutenant W Douglas Miller, RGA and RFC, and Lieutenant Ian M MIller, 2nd A and S H, the only sons of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, minister of the Church.

Both young officers were killed in action. The tablet is the gift of Mr George S MacLellan, uncle of the deceased officers.

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