Anthony Millar, T’76

Anthony Millar, photographed in 1978

Anthony Millar, photographed in 1978, in RLI uniform, possibly shortly before his death. Thanks to Simon Soullier for the photo

Anthony John Millar was killed in action on 26th November 1978 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion, Rhodesian Light Infantry, and only a few days before his release from the Army. He intended to go to Natal University to read Electronics, and with his good ability and diligence he was likely to have done well.

Anthony left at the end of 1976 and obtained four good A level passes.  In his last year he was a College Prefect and Head of Tredgold.  Although rather reserved, he had noticeable strength of character and his quiet determination commanded a lot of respect.

He played rugby for the 1st XV and cricket for the 2nd XI; he was a member of several societies, particularly those with a scientific or natural history bias.

As always, one is struck by a sense of waste in the tragic death of so talented and versatile a young man.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

From The Falcon If anyone has additional suitable pictures (e.g. from house / sports photos etc) please get in touch

 


 

Trooper Anthony Millar, of 2 Commando, 1st Battalion of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, was killed in a contact in the Sinoia/Karoi area, Karoi Fire Force, Op Hurricane. Died 3 days before his final bush trip was to end. He was about to attend university on a scholarship. Source: Mario Tassios

Text Credit: derived from Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour, kindly provided by Gerry van Tonder, one of its co-authors

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