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Alan Miller

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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
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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

Service

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

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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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  • Death
    14 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France AWMM II.D.67. AWMM
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    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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  • 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