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Isabella Millar jute spinner

F, #5772, b. circa 1903, d. 1976
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022
  • Birth*: Isabella Millar jute spinner was born circa 1903.
  • Marriage*: She married James D Dickson powerloom tenter, son of John Dickson cloth inspector and Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner, on Monday, 8 December 1930 at 27 Bank Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1930 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 422; 1930 on the eighth day of December at 27 Bank Street Dundee by declaration in presence of Peter Buick Dickson 27 Isles Lanes Dundee and Margaret Ireland Small 23 Crescent Street Dundee; signed James Dickson assistant powerloom tenter bachelor, 26, 27 Isles Lane Dundee, parents John Dickson cloth inspector and Eliza Jane Dickson ms McManus; signed Isabella Millar jute spinner spinster, 27, 27 Isles Lane Dundee, mother Elizabeth Gunn Millar jute weaver (dec); married by warrant of sheriff substitute of Forfarshire dated 8th December 1930; registered 1930 December 9th at Dundee W H Phillip registrar.1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Isabella Millar jute spinner died in 1976 at Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, , probably.3
  • Married Name: As of 8 December 1930, her married name was Dickson.
  • (Witness) Photograph: She is in this photograph taken say 1940 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with John Dickson cloth inspector, Euphemia Dickson jute reeler, Alexander Young Dickson jute mill oiler, Mary McKenna Cooney and Annie McKenna Boag.4
    Front: Euphemia Dickson Small; John Dickson; Alexander Dickson
    Back: Mary McKenna Cooney Slammon; Annie Boag Dickson; Isabella Millar Dickson
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse James D Dickson powerloom tenter died on 9 April 1945 at Bari, Italy, ; In Memory of Sapper James Dickson, 2216906, 163 Rly. Works Coy., Royal Engineers who died age 41 on Monday 9th April 1945. Sapper Dickson, son of John and Eliza Jane McManus Dickson, of Dundee; husband of Isabel Millar Dickson, of Dundee. Remembered with honour BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    [Historical Information; On 3 September 1943 the Allied invasion of the Italian mainland began with landing in the south near Reggio and, a few days later, in the Gulf of Salerno. The invasion coincided with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Allied objectives were to draw German troops from the Russian front and more particularly from France, where an offensive was planned for the following year. The site of Bari War Cemetery was chosen in November 1943. There was no serious fighting in the vicinity of the town, which was the Army Group headquarters during the early stages of the Italian campaign, but it continued to be an important supply base and hospital centre, with the 98th General Hospital stationed there from October 1943 until the end of the war. At various times, six other general hospitals were stationed at Trani and Barletta, about 48 km away. Besides garrison and hospital burials, the cemetery contains graves brought in from a wide area of south-eastern Italy, from the 'heel' right up to the 'spur'. Here too are buried men who died in two disastrous explosions in the harbour at Bari, when ammunition ships exploded in December 1943 (during a German air raid) and April 1945. Bari War Cemetery contains 2,128 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 170 of them unidentified. There are also some non war burials and war graves of other nationalities.].5
    Bari Cemetery
    Bari Cemetery
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Isabella Millar jute spinner is commemorated on the headstone erected in September 1915 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Inscription reads In memory of Martin F Dickson who died 6th Sept 1915 aged 7 years, also David M Dickson who died 28th Feby 1916 aged 14 years, and their mother Eliza Jane McManus beloved wife of John Dickson who died 14th March 1939 aged 80 years, also Spr James Dickson RE killed in Bari Italy 9th April 1945 aged 41 years husband of Isabella Millar, also John Dickson who died 12th April 1954 aged 84 years, and their son Alex beloved husband of Annie Boag who died 9th January 1957 aged 57 years.6
    Headstone Dundee Balgay, Martin Fraser Dickson 1915


  1. [S7] Monumental inscription on the grave of War (Bari, Italy) CWGC 2203374/XV.F.21.
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriages 1930 Dundee 282/02 0422 [Feb 2009].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Death 1976 Morningside, ref 744/42; no image held [Sep 2021].
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com Ancestry Public Member Trees, Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;, DLM [April 2017].
  5. [S31] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/) CWGC page http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2203374; CWGS 2203374/XV.F.21.
  6. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC [Feb 2002].
  7. Personal Photos PCC [Jan 2011]