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James Millar

Boy 1st Class
Service no: D/JX 184634

HMS Prince of Wales


My Uncle, 'Boy' James Millar survived the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and would have been evacuated back to Singapore when it is likely that he would probably have been registered at HMS Sultan (Singapore Naval Base) for a short while until he was drafted on to HMS Cornwall. He was referred to as a 'Boy Seaman' rating because he was under 18.
James died when HMS Cornwall was sunk by Japanese bombers on the 5th April 1942.

Details of HMS Cornwall and her sinking are here:

His personal details are on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website below, as he died at sea he has no land grave and is listed on the Plymouth War Memorial.


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Information provided by

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Boy 1st Class 
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Cornwall 
Age: 17 
Date of Death: 05/04/1942 
Service No: D/JX 184634 
Additional information: Son of Archiebald and Annie E. Millar, of Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 67, Column 3.