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Full Name: James Scrymgeour Millar
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): James Scrymgeour
Surname: Millar
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 39271
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Fireman
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Millar (mother), Ranfurly, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements H Company
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 78
Vessel: Navua
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 33
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, D Company
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 7.
Biographical Notes: James Millar was the son of Margaret Millar, of Ranfurly, Dunedin, New Zealand, and the late James Millar. Native of Kokonga, Dunedin.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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