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Regimental number855
Place of birthCollingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolVere Street State School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPaterson, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Thomas Miller, Sackville Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date4 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 October 1918

FateDied of wounds 2 October 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Ellen MILLER, Emerald Street, Collingwood, Victoria

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT between 30th September and 2nd October 1918 this N.C.O. displayed great courage and resource and ability in handling his Lewis Gun. He several times rushed forward in the open under intense rifle and machine gun fire and gave covering fire to enable the rest of his Platoon to advance. On one occasion during the advance he rushed an enemy strong post by himself firing his Lewis Gun from his hip inflicting several casualties and putting the rest of the garrison to flight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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