Bertie Miller1

M, #1317, b. 28 Nov 1891, d. 12 May 1917
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Father*William Miller2 b. between 3 Apr 1841 and 1 Apr 1843
Mother*Mary Ann Airey2 b. between 3 Apr 1853 and 1 Apr 1855
     Bertie Miller was born on 28 Nov 1891 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.3 He was the son of William Miller and Mary Ann Airey.2 His birth was registered in the Mar 1892 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.4 Bertie Miller was baptized on 18 Sep 1892 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He died on 12 May 1917 in War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, at age 25; Admitted from France, died of wounds during WW1.1,5,6 The cause of death was given as (1) Gun shot wound - 14 days
(2) Septicaemia
Certified by J J Cobbe FRCS on 12 May 1917.6 He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; Mil. E. 2A.1 Bertie's death was registered in the Jun 1917 quarter in the St. Albans registration district.7

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901William MillerBertie Miller was listed as a member of the household of William Miller in the 1901 census in Main Street, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Mary Ann Airey and William Miller.8
2 Apr 1911William MillerBertie Miller was listed as a member of the household of William Miller in the 1911 census in Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Mary Ann Airey and William Miller.9

Occupation

DateOccupation
2 Apr 1911Butcher's Assistant9
12 May 1917Admitted from France. Private 11 Suffolks6

Military History

  • Bertie Miller began military service after enlisting in Debenham, Suffolk, England.10
  • In 1915 Bertie Miller and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.11
  • In 1916 Bertie Miller and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.12
  • On 12 May 1917 Bertie Miller was a Private, Serial Number 12723 and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.1
  • In 1919 Bertie was awarded the British War Medal.13
  • In 1919 Bertie was awarded the 1914-1915 Star.14
  • In 1919 Bertie Miller was a Private, Serial Number 12723 and served in the Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.5
  • In 1919 Bertie was awarded the Victory Medal.13
  • He was commemorated on 1 Mar 1920 on The War Memorial, Debenham, Suffolk, England.15
Last Edited=1 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/364951/."
  2. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  3. [S900] Copy birth certificate of Bertie Miller, born 28th November, 1891, registered 21st January, 1892 in the Registration District of Bosmere (unknown repository, Mar 1892 Bosmere 4a 820) "unknown cd."
  4. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1892 Bosmere 4a 820."
  5. [S348] Medal Card of Bertie Miller, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "unknown cd."
  6. [S914] Copy death certificate of Bert Miller, died 12th May, 1917, registered 23rd May, 1917 in the Registration District of St. Albans (unknown repository, GRO Index Ref: Jun 1917 St. Albans 3a 844) "unknown cd."
  7. [S17] General Record Office Indexes to Deaths, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Jun 1917 St. Albans 3a 844."
  8. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1768; Folio: 87; Page: 4."
  9. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 10753; Schedule Number: 14."
  10. [S466] Soldiers Died In The Great War of Bertie Miller, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (Ancestry, Soldiers Died In WW1) "unknown cd."
  11. [S673] Booth's Almanac, 1915 (Suzie Morley, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  12. [S674] Booth's Almanac, 1916 (Suzie Morley, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  13. [S348] Medal Card of Bertie Miller, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll K/1/103 B 12 Page 2406."
  14. [S348] Medal Card of Bertie Miller, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll K/1/6B Page 209."
  15. [S120] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene) "unknown cd."