In memory of

Lieut Thomas A. G. Miller

1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers

†April 26th 1915, age 21

Son of Rev. Thomas and Margaret Miller, Kirkurd Manse

Remembered with honour at


Thomas Alexander Grant Miller was born on 16th December 1894 in Edinburgh, the first child of Rev Thomas and Margaret Miller of Kirkurd Manse. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and afterwards at Fettes College.  Besides gaining awards at both schools, he distinguished himself in the playing fields.  He was a three-quarter back in Fettes XV. Of 1911-1912, and in school sports won the open mile.  He also won the Potts prize in the same year, as the best gymnast in the school.  He entered Sandhurst in 1912, and played full back for the College team in the last match that he played, against Woolwich;  and played the same position in the Combined Woolwich and Sandhurst match against the Army in London.  He received his commission in the K.O.S.B., and joined the 1st Battalion at Lucknow in the spring of 1914.  He returned home with the regiment in December, 1914.  Lieutenant Miller fell in leading an assault against one of the Turkish machine guns at the Dardanelles, Sunday, April 25th 1915. His brother, Archibald Miller, was killed on 13th July 1917.

Thomas Miller’s name engraved upon Hellas Memorial