WWI Military Medal group. Miller. Royal Highlanders/Black Watch and Machine Gun Corps. Cupar, Fife.

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Medals to the 42nd Highlanders and 73rd Foot (Black Watch)

A Great War 1917  French theatre M.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant J. Miller, Machine Gun Corps, late Royal Highlanders

Military Medal, G.V.R. (7854 Cpl. J. Miller. 97/Coy. M.G.C.); 1914-15 Star (9644 Pte. J. Miller. R. Highrs.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaves (9644 Pte. J. Miller. R. Highrs.); Delhi Durbar 1911 (9644. Sgt. J. Miller. 2nd. R. Highrs.) last contemporarily engraved, mounted as worn, generally very fine or better.

After searching for James, we think he was born in 1888 in Cupar and resided on Carlsogie Road there. James served during the Great War with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders from 13 January 1915. He transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and served with the 97th Company.
He served with the 136th Army Troop Royal Engineers with the service number 361609.
His service number for the 97th Co MGC was 7854.
There is a War Dept wound report for him dated 22/5/1915 although no wound specified.

His Military Medal announcement is in the London Gazette dated 14/9/1917.

M.I.D. and Delhi Durbar unconfirmed

James Miller’s name does not appear in the published Duckers’ roll of British Army Delhi Durbar Medal recipients.
All medals mounted on original ribbons to a ‘fragile’ cardboard bar.

 

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