Private Robert McMillan

 

Private Robert McMillan (aged 18) of A Company, 2nd Battalion, K.O.S.B. (Furious Pier, Waterfall, Bere Island)

Date of incident: 14 May 1921

Sources: CE, 16, 18, 25, 28 May, 13 June 1921; II, 16, 25 May 1921; FJ, 16 May 1921; CCE, 18 June 1921; CE, 13 June 1921; IT, 13 June 1921; RIC County Inspector’s Monthly Report, Cork West Riding, May 1921 (CO 904/115, TNA); Lieutenant-Colonel John M. McCarthy’s WS 883, Appendix, 11-12 (BMH); Ted O’Sullivan’s WS 1478, 38 (BMH); Liam O’Dwyer’s WS 1527, 18; Christopher O’Connell’s WS 1530, 26 (BMH); Eugene Dunne’s WS 1537, 8 (BMH); O’Donoghue (1954, 1986), 326; Sheehan (2011), 157; Bielenberg, Borgonovo, and Ó Ruairc (2015), 151; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/beara-peninsula/mcmillan/mcmillan.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/beara-peninsula/beara-peninsula.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).

 

Note: McMillan was one of three British soldiers killed in this IRA ambush near Waterfall on Bere Island. He was from Rutherglen in Glasgow; he was interred in Rutherglen Cemetery.

 


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