Finley McMillan


Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 13928 15th Battalion
The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 291960 1/7th Battalion
Labour Corps 570969  

Pte F. McMillan left for service in October 1915, joining the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. In December 1915, he is listed as:
Pte F.McMillan No 13928 B Coy., 15th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Gailes Camp, Troon.

He sailed for France as part of the British Expeditionary Force in July 1916 as a member of 1/7th Black Watch 51st Highland Division, I.B.D., A.P.O.

By August 1916, he is recorded as part of B Coy., 6th Entrenching Battalion, Black Watch, B.E.F.

The Parish Magazine records him in January, 1917 as invalided, 1/7th Black Watch and transferred to the Labour Corps.

He may have worked on the Marsden-Smedley estate rather than in the factory.

Medal Card Index
He was awarded the Victory and Britiah War medals.

Newspaper Reports

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 26 January 1918
An appeal was heard, in camera, in respect of eight employees at Lea Mills, and Tribunal ordered F Barlow (Lea), overlooker JWC Massey, C Swift, Hy Yeomans (Holloway) W Curzon (Near Matlock) and H Holmes (Lea) framework knitters to report in 28 days. G Oakley, foreman (Lea Bridge)was granted four months exemption, with leave, and JE Vallance, clerk (Lea Bridge) was granted three months with leave on the emplyers appeal, a personal appeal being dismissed. The appeal of WW Lowe, framework knitter, Whatstandwell, was dismissed.

Letters to JB Marsden-Smedley

Tuesday Jan 1st 1918
Dear Sir just a line to say I got the clothes alright which I shall find very handy for we are having very cold weather just now severe frost and snow now I wish you all a happy new year to you all now I think this is all from
Mr McMillan


This is only Finley McMillan found in the searches

1911: Worsley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Finlay McMillan Head 25 Gamekeeper Argyle
Helen McMillan wife 24   Dumbarton
Alexander McMillan son 2   Worsley
William McMillan son 1   Worsley

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