Khedive’s Sudan Medal, 2 bars, The Atbara, Khartoum, 3784 Private Adam Millar, 1st Bn Cameron Highlanders.
Engraved in usual regimental style: “3784 PTE MILLAR 1 CAM HIGHrs”
Toned, some edge knicks.
Confirmed on the medal roll and service records.
With copy service papers.
Adam Millar was born circa 1876 in Scotland (Birth records for Govan (Glasgow), Lanarkshire record Adam Millar born on 26th June 1874, son of Archibald Millar and Elizabeth Boyle)
He enlisted at Inverness on 26th February 1896, aged 18 years 6 months.
Seeing the following postings:
“Home, 26th February 1896 – 27th March 1897
Gibraltar, 27th March 1897 – 29th September 1897
Cyprus, 30th Sept 1897 – 9th Jan 1898
Egypt, 10th Jan 1898 – 23rd March 1900
South Africa (Boer War), 3rd March 1900 – 9th October 1902
Home, 10th October 1902 – 22nd Feb 1912.
Completed 16 years of service on 22nd Feb 1912.
Nile Expedition, 1898, Battles of The Atbara and Khartoum
South Africa 1900, 1901, 1902, Battles of Johannesburg, Diamond Hill & Wittebergen.”
Medals, Decorations etc:
“Khedive’s Egyptian Soudan Medal and clasps The Atbara, Khartoum, Queen’s Sudan Medal, King’s SA Medal and clasps, Queens S.A. Medal and 4 clasps, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, and Cape Colony.”
His records note he married a former Widow, Annie Watson at Govan on 27th September 1907.
His NOK was his mother, Elizabeth Millar, 874 Govan Road, Govan, in the City of Glasgow.
According to his records, he had re-enlisted for WW1, and served with the Cameron Highlanders and later Labour Corps, being discharged on 14th Feb 1919, service number 450411, his name is on the roll as “Miller”.
Service number 11120 with the Camerons, then 450411 with the Labour Corps, earning himself the 1914-15 Star Trio.
But he died soon afterwards at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow City, being interned on 26th June 1923, now buried in Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow City, Plot HH518.