Kenneth Bamford Millar

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Commander Kenneth Bamford Millar, O.B.E., R.N., Retired (15 September, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Lee, Kent and raised by Miss S. H. Flude, Millar gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia on 15 September, 1904.

Millar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1909, having served in Swiftsure, Implacable, Cygnet and Leviathan.[1]

A Court Martial was held on 15-17 June of 1912 on a charge that Millar had hazarded Empress of India when she was towed by Warrior. The Court acquitted him, finding that he had committed an error in judgment "not amounting to an offence." The Admiralty said that it could not see how the Court could return such a decision. Millar was apparently off the hook. He was appointed to Cornwall on 27 January, 1914.[2]

In March 1916, Millar was superseded in Cornwall. In mid-1916 he went to Excellent for s Short Course in gunnery. On 11 August, 1916, he was appointed to Resolution.[3]

On 18 May 1917, Millar was appointed to the battleship Superb.

Millar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1917.[4]

In March, 1918, he left Superb and was appointed in command of Linnet the next month. He would finish the war in her command.

Post-War

Millar was appointed in command of the destroyer Moon on 30 November, 1918.[5]

On 31 October, 1919, Millar was appointed in command of the destroyer Velox.[6]

In April 1926, Millar swamped H.M.S. Tiger's cutter while towing it with Stork. The Admiralty considered that his speed was excessive for this operation, and that he had demonstrated a lack of seamanlike care.

On 27 March 1929, Millar was sent ashore with influenza , being given ten days to overcome it.

Millar was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 1 November, 1929.[7]

Millar was appointed as Superintendent of Royal Courts of Justice by the Lord High Chancellor, to commence 27 July, 1931.

World War II

In early 1940, he was made Senior Transport Officer, Aberdeen. One month later, he was moved to Stromness to fulfill the same role. His service record is torn beyond this mark, but he was appointed to something in August 1943.

In the 1952 New Year's Honours, Millar was awarded an O.B.E..[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John N. Knox
Captain of H.M.S. Linnet
12 Apr, 1918[9]c. 30 Nov, 1918[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert E. M. Harris
Captain of H.M.S. Moon
30 Nov, 1918[11][12] – 1 Oct, 1919[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald Watkins Grubb
Captain of H.M.S. Rob Roy
1 Oct, 1919[14] – 31 Oct, 1919[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur V. Hemming
Preceded by
Maxwell N. Williamson-Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
31 Oct, 1919[16][17] – May, 1921[18]
Succeeded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
Jun, 1921[19][20] – 14 Jul, 1921[21]
Succeeded by
Christopher H. Ringrose
Preceded by
William E. B. Magee
Captain of H.M.S. Watchman
20 Jul, 1921[22][23] – 18 Dec, 1923[24]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. Bradley
Preceded by
Robert E. M. Harris
Captain of H.M.S. Stork
29 Apr, 1924[25][26] – 13 Apr, 1926[27]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  2. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  3. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  4. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 848.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  7. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  8. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  9. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  10. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  11. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 848.
  13. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  14. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  15. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  16. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  18. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  19. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  21. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  22. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 842.
  24. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  25. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 272.
  27. Millar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/290. f. 305.