Thomas William MESSENGER (Royal Field Artillery)
Born 21 July 1890, Durham; Died 1974, Perth
Enlisted Sep 1914; posted France Aug 1915; hospitalised in France with gunshot wound to arm July 1917.
He lived at Larbert Cottage, Hawthorn Cottage and North Southannan, where he worked as a ploughman. In 1919 he married Mary Kilpatrick Maxwell at Rockhaven.
Daniel William MILLER (Cameron Highlanders)
Born 17 Mar 1890, Fairlie ; Died 1976, Largs
Enlisted Sep 1914, but was discharged medically unfit a month later. During the war he worked for Barclay Curle, Clyde shipbuilders, as he wanted to do his bit.
Known as William, he lived at Burnfoot and later Corona. He married Janet G. Taylor in Glasgow in 1919. An apprentice gardener before the war, and an engineer’s machineman in 1919, he later set up his own business as a contractor. He is the brother of George and Robert Miller.
George Massiot Brown MILLER (Highland Light Infantry)
Born 20 Mar 1900, Fairlie ; Died 1993, Largs
Reported on leave from training camp in England in Sep 1918.
Known as Jock, he was born and lived at Burnfoot. In 1924, when he married Margaret McIver in Glasgow, he was a cement block maker. He is the brother of Daniel (known as William) and Robert Miller.
John McKinnie MILLER (R.E.)
Born 10 Mar 1895, Fairlie; Died 1973, Glasgow
He was born at Railway Buildings, and later lived at Burnfoot, Mid Row and Kelburn Terrace. He was a forester, and in 1928 in Glasgow he married Violet Alexandra Munn, his sister-in-law’s sister. He is the brother of Thomas and William Miller.
Robert Thomas MILLER (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 14th Btn)
Born 21 June 1893, Fairlie; Died 1973, Largs
Enlisted Sep 1915; wounded at Cambrai Nov 1917 and hospitalised with bullet wounds to the chest. In Mar 1918 he was reported home for the weekend, “still carrying about in him a German bullet”, and his family confirm he had a bullet in his lung which he took to the grave.
He was born and lived at Burnfoot, and later at Argyll Cottage, which he named for his regiment. He was a joiner in the boat yard, and in 1924 he married Helen Grant in Largs. He is the brother of Daniel (known as William) and George Miller.
Thomas MILLER (Royal Garrison Artillery, Bute MB)
Born 1 Mar 1894, Fairlie; Died (unknown)
Reported to have left for “somewhere abroad” in May 1915, and in June 1918 to be on leave from France having been “practically on active service since the commencement of the war”. In Oct 1919 he was elected secretary/treasurer of the Fairlie Post of the Comrades of the Great War (precursor of the British Legion).
He was born at Railway Buildings, and later lived at Burnfoot, Mid Row and Kelburn Terrace. He was a joiner, and in 1924 he married Evelyn Munn, whose sister later married his brother John. He is the brother of John and William Miller.
William MILLER (Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Btn)
Born 8 Apr 1898, Fairlie; Died (unknown)
Reported in Apr 1918 to have been wounded in France, and hospitalised in England suffering from a machine gun bullet wound in the arm.
He was born at Railway Buildings, and later lived at Burnfoot and Mid Row. He is the brother of John and Thomas Miller.
Hugh MORRIS (Royal Navy)
Born 2 July 1889, Fairlie; Died 1970, Troon
Enlisted Sep 1916.
He was born and lived at Bay Cottage, and later at No. 2 Cottage, Kelburn. He was a ship joiner/carpenter, and he is the brother-in-law of Charles McNair Jnr.