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Friday, 9 November 2012

Millikin, William Hamilton Graham

Trooper William Hamilton Graham Millikin
was born 18th February 1897. 

He was the son of James Millikin and Celicia (or Alina) Margaret Millikin.  In 1901 the family lived in house 21, Drumharvey, Co. Tyrone.  James was a Bank Cashier.  Wm was not recorded on the 1901 census form for this address although he would have been aged 4.  A sister, Marion (aged 2) is recorded.

In 1911 the family lived in house 13, Marsden Gardens, Clifton Ward, Belfast.  The father is still a Bank Cashier.  The family consists of James, Cecilia, Elizabeth (16), William (14), Marion (12) and Kathleen (11).

On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, Millikin’s father signed the Ulster Covenant at the Old Town Hall, Belfast. 
On 16th March 1914, Millikin joined Northern Bank in Head Office.  He was of Church of Ireland faith. 
Whilst based in Head Office, aged 18, he volunteered and enlisted into the North Irish Horse as a Trooper.  He joined the British Expeditionary Force transferring into the 9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers.  He received 2 gunshot wounds during his service.  Demobilisation came in December 1918.  He was awarded the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 
Following demobilisation, Millikin rejoined the Northern Bank on 15th January 1919 at Royal Avenue.  Transfers followed with Ballinamore (1920), Donegall Square (1922), Head Office (1923), Crumlin Road (1924), Knock Sub-branch ((1924), Irvinestown(1932), Shaftesbury Square (1933), Falls (1936), Lisburn (1937), Shankill Road (1941) and Irvinestown – manager (1945). 

Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square

Another image of Millikin in this link:

Northern Bank Golf Outing - May 1951

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