Ken Allen MILLER

MILLER, Ken Allen

Service Numbers: NX41766, NX55870
Enlisted: 4 August 1941, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 2 October 1919
Home Town: Mortdale, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 9 October 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Alternate Service Number -NX41766 Cemetery/memorial reference: AA. B. 9., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Aug 1941: Involvement Private, NX41766
4 Aug 1941: Involvement Private, NX55870
4 Aug 1941: Enlisted Paddington, NSW
4 Aug 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX41766, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, NX41766, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
9 Oct 1943: Involvement Private, NX41766, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns, KIA

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Pte NX41766 Ken Allen Miller of 10 Platoon, B Company, 2/17 Infantry Battalion was KIA on 9 Oct 1943 during an assault on heavily defended enemy positions at The Knoll (near Jivevaneng Village), New Guinea.

[Source publication: "A History of 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion 1940-45"]