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Bertie Rupert MILLER

Regimental number4011
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter and joiner
Address15 Griffiths Street, Lower Domain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J Miller, 15 Griffiths Street, Lower Domain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Copnduct Medal

'Work near Villers-Bretoneux on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. made a reconnaissance after the first objective had been reached, under heavy machine gun fire, to ascertain if wiring could proceed. He was also in charge of parties at the second objective, when the work had to be carried out under harassing shell fire. Thanks to his energy dand coolness under fire an apron fence 100 yards long was completed by the evening right across the battalion front.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Date of death25 May 1976
Place of burialForest Lawn Cemetery

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