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THOMAS A. G. & ARCHIBALD W. B. MILLER (Brothers)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: THOMAS A. G. & ARCHIBALD W. B. MILLER (Brothers) Reply with quote

This memorial is within St. John's Kirk, Perth.



And Also The Sons Of The Donors

Thomas Alexander Grant Miller, Lieut., 1st K.O.S.B.
Killed in Action - Gallipoli 1915

Archibald William Buchanan Miller, Lieut., 1st K.O.S.B. att. R.A.F.
Killed in Action - Belgium 1917

Both Aged 21 Years

The plaque is situated beneath a stained glass window memorial. Unfortunately during restoration works small office units have been built in front of the window obscuring it;



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Miller-Grant Memorial Window Reply with quote

This four-light window is the work of James Ballantine of Edinburgh. The theme is the Resurrection. The two lights on the left portray the scene described in St. Matthew's Gospel. Mary Magdalene in blue kneels before the Angel of the Lord, a resplendent figure whose robes seem to radiate light. On the ground is the vase of sweet spices which the women had brought to anoint Jesusí body. Above these figures are the words 'He is not here for He is risen'. In the background can be seen the Hill of Calvary with three crosses.

The most dramatic New Testament incidents - the recognition by Mary Magdalene of her risen Lord, as described in St. John's Gospel - is shown in the two right-hand lights. In the background is the open sepulchre, whilst in the foreground Mary Magdalene, robed in brilliant red, kneels with folded hands and enraptured face. Before her is the risen Lord, in robes of coral and white which seems to simulate the dawn of Easter morning. Above the scene are the words 'Touch me not for I am not yet ascended'. In the tracery are angels, one bearing the Crown of Thorns, the other the Crown of Victory.

The window was unveiled in 1928 and was the gift of the Rev. T. D. and Mrs Miller, in memory of their two sons who died, both aged 21, in the First World War.

Taken from the book - 'Through A Glass Brightly - The Windows of St. John's Kirk, Perth'.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MILLER, THOMAS ALEXANDER GRANT

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. T. D. and Margaret Julia Miller, of Kirkurd Manse, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire and Inveraven, Bridgend, Perth. A noted Rugby football player.

MILLER, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM BUCHANAN

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 13/07/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps 29th Sqdn. and 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Grave Reference: Hollebosch Ger. Cem. Mem. 19.
Cemetery: HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the Rev. Thomas Duncan Miller, M.A., and Margaret Julia Grant Miller, of Inveraven, Bridgend, Perth.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both commemorated on the Fettes College memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photographs and biographies of the brothers are at the Newlands and Kirkurd Kirk web site at
http://www.newlands-kirkurd.org/rollofhonour.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 81164
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are also named on Peebles and Kirkurd War Memorials and Edinburgh Academy Memorial. Both also attended Fettes College and may be on the memorial there (but I can't quite read their names from the photo).

There are brief biographies of both in the Book of Remembrance for Tweeddale. Thomas at: https://digital.nls.uk/rolls-of-honour/archive/101150465 and Archibald at: https://digital.nls.uk/rolls-of-honour/archive/101151845
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