Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

James Robertson Jack Mylles


James Robertson Jack Mylles was born on the 4th March 1893, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. He was the son of Charles Mylles, a cashier, and Mary Loudoun Mylles, nee McLachlan, of 86, Stevenson Drive, Shawlands, Glasgow. He began his education at Allan Glen's School.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

Whilst at the University James studied French, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Logic and English. He was a good student, being awarded 11 prizes across his subjects, including an Arnott prize of 15 GBP for Examination in General Physics in 1912. James graduated MA from the University of Glasgow on the 22nd November 1913, aged 20.

2nd Lieutenant James Robertson Jack Mylles served with the 3rd Bn. of the Highland Light Infantry, attd. 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders, and was killed in action on 30th December 1914. He is commemorated on a special memorial in the Kemmel Churchyard Cemetery in the village of Kemmel, in the West Flanders region of Belgium.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register