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Alan Miller

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  • Service number
    1/405 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Yorkshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan AWMM
  • Surname
    Miller AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1/405 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 192 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D. Miller, Chief Inspector of Post-offices, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 Aug 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1/405 AWMM
  • Military service
    Attached to 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 HMNZT 1 or HMNZT 2 AWMM
    Vessel was Moeraki or Monowai AWMM
    Lance Corporal AWMM
    5th (Wellington) Regiment AWMM
    Samoan Advance Party AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Yorkshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of David and Annie Deuchar Miller, of Palmerston North.

    "Joined the original Expeditionary Force that left for Samoa in August, 1914. Returning the following March, he decided to sail for England in company with several other Victoria College students, and was there given a commission in the 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. For twelve months he was doing defence duty on the East Coast, and in June was transferred to the Somme front, where he received wounds from which he died in October, 1916, having been in the firing line only three months." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    14 October 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    II.D.67. AWMM
  • Memorial name
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  • Obituary
    Second Lieutenant Alan Miller, Yorkshire Regiment, who died of wounds on October 14, was born in New Zealand. He was educated at the High School and Collegiate School, Wanganui, N.Z., and at Victoria University, where he studied law. On the declaration of war he joined the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force, transferring eight months later to the Yorkshire Regiment. His commanding officer writes:—‘He was most trustworthy and zealous, a brave and good officer, and is a very great loss to the battalion.’ He was the younger son of Mr. David Miller, late Chief Inspector, Postal Department, New Zealand, and was a prominent athlete in New Zealand, and later was well known in Army football in Yorkshire. (The Times, 23 November 1916, p. 11) AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 503 AWMM
    • The Times AWMM
      Obituary: The Times, 23 November 1916, p. 11. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM