Remembered with honour New Irish Farm Cemetery: Plot XXXIII, Row A, Grave 15.
He originally enlisted 2 August 1899 in London, in the Dragoons of the Line: a gardener aged 23; his next-of-kin was his mother Theresa MCMILLAN of Lower Tooting, London. He spent 1904 until 8 November 1907 with the army in India, transferred to the Army Reserve 11 November 1907, and recalled 22 August 1914. He was awarded the Queen’s South Africa medal with three clasps, and the King’s South Africa medal with two clasps. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 8 October 1914 and was killed in action.
Son of Theresa (nee LAKE) MCMILLAN.
William was born 1876 in Southampton.
Theresa married 1887 in the Wandsworth, London, district to Daniel John MCMILLAN. He died 1907 in the Kingston, Surrey, district aged 65; Theresa died 1939 in the Hastings, Sussex, district aged 87.
On the 1881 Census, a William MACY described as the nephew aged 6 of Theresa LAKE lived in Heston, Middx, with her and her brother. On the 1891 Census, a gardener’s assistant aged 16, he lived in Streatham, London, with his mother, step-father and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a soldier aged 25, he was stationed at Shorncliffe Camp, Cheriton, Kent. On the 1911 Census, an loco labourer for the L.N.W.R. aged 35, he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and four siblings.
Date of death13/05/1915
Age at death39
Place of death
NotesHis half-brother George MACMILLAN died 9 August 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)