Henry Henson (Harry) MILLER

MILLER, Henry Henson

Service Number: 55
Enlisted: 21 July 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 8 October 1875
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Accident - crushed by a steel tank, Murrurundi (Blandford),New South Wales, Australia, 23 February 1937, aged 61 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
ANGLICAN 1-17. 122.
Memorials: Cook's Hill Superior Public School , Cooks Hill St John's Honor Roll, Newcastle East Roll of Honour, Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 55, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 55, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 55, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
2 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 55, 30th Infantry Battalion, Was promoted to LCpl 14/6/1916 but reverted to Driver at own request

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Served during The Great War, died tragically, resting peacefully at Sandgate Cemetery.

84 years ago today, on the 25th February 1937, Driver Henry (Harry) Henson Miller, 30th Battalion (Transport Section, Reg No-55), driver from 186 Darby Street, Newcastle, New South Wales and Belmont, N.S.W., was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 61. ANGLICAN 1-17. 122.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135183690 - funeral notice states service.

Also known as Baron, Harry was born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 8th October 1875 as Henry Ensigh to Henry Henson and Elizabeth Miller; husband of Frances Matilda Miller nee McConnell (married 1902, Newcastle, N.S.W., died 1949), enlisting July 1915 at Liverpool, N.S.W.
Harry’s service record indicates no wounds or illness, and returned home May 1919, being discharged on the 2nd July 1919.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139650641 - reported returning home.
Mr Miller’s name has been inscribed on the Cooks Hill Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Cooks Hill St. John's Anglican Church Honor Roll (photo, unveiled on the 12th February 1922, 86 names inscribed, 24 Fallen), Newcastle East Public School Roll of Honour and the Newcastle Lodge No. 423 Ancient Order of Druids Roll of Honour. Name possibly inscribed incorrectly on the Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board (1).

The tragic circumstances of Harry’s death was reported "crushed by a 3 ton tank at Murrurundi (Blandford), N.S.W."

There is no indication inscribed on Harry’s headstone of his service with the 1st A.I.F., so I have placed poppies and a 1914-1918 WAR label in remembrance of his sacrifice for God, King and Country.

Also served Boer War.

Lest We Forget.