Charles MILLER

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MILLER, Charles

Service Number: 8573
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Kalgoorlie Western Australia Australia
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 15th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Sevenhill South Australia Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Sister of St Josephs Convent (Catholic) School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 14 August 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery
Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 1C, buried near this spot Zillebeke, Belgium. Commemorated in Seven Hills Cemetery, South Australia. Charles Miller's name is located at panel 14 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Sevenhill & Penwortham District War Memorial WW1
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Kalgoorlie Western Australia Australia
22 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT A34 Persic
22 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 8573, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 8573, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 8573, Field Artillery Brigades, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8573, Field Artillery Brigades, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8573, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8573, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8573, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Third Ypres
14 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8573, 15th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1

from family information

Charles was 6' 3" had sallow complexion, dark brown eyes and black hair. During World War 1 Charles was number 8573 bombardier in the 5th Brigade Australian Field Artillery in the Army. He was killed in action in France on 14th August 1917.

WW1 War records: Surname: MILLER Given name(s): Charles Birth date: 17-4-1891 Birth place: Seven Hills, near Clare SA Father: Herman William Mother: Kate nee AHERN Occupation: labourer, east-west railway line Residence: Clare SA
Religion: Catholic Marital status: single Enlistment date: 25-8-1915
Service number: 8573 Rank: Bombardier Unit: 5 Brigade Australian Field Artillery
Embarkation date: 22-11-1915 Embarkation port: Melbourne Embarkation ship: HMAT Persic Death date: 14-8-1917 Death place: Belgium Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 26 y Burial or memorial: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium BDM death registration date: 21-1-1918 BDM death registration district: Clare BDM death registration informant: H W MILLER (father)

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from family information

Charles was 6' 3" had sallow complexion, dark brown eyes and black hair. During World War 1 Charles was number 8573 bombardier in the 5th Brigade Australian Field Artillery in the Army. He was killed in action in France on 14th August 1917.

WW1 War records: Surname: MILLER Given name(s): Charles Birth date: 17-4-1891 Birth place: Seven Hills, near Clare SA Father: Herman William Mother: Kate nee AHERN Occupation: labourer, east-west railway line Residence: Clare SA
Religion: Catholic Marital status: single Enlistment date: 25-8-1915
Service number: 8573 Rank: Bombardier Unit: 5 Brigade Australian Field Artillery
Embarkation date: 22-11-1915 Embarkation port: Melbourne Embarkation ship: HMAT Persic Death date: 14-8-1917 Death place: Belgium Cause of death: Killed in action Age at death: 26 y Burial or memorial: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium BDM death registration date: 21-1-1918 BDM death registration district: Clare BDM death registration informant: H W MILLER (father)

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Biography

Described on enlisting as Single; 24years 3months old;  5’ 6” tall; 179lbs; sallow complexion; light brown eyes; dark hair; Roman Catholic.

Father  Herman William Miller (d. 9/12/1941  aged 84) and  Mother Kate (nee Miller) (d. 25/2/1908), Seven Hills, South Australia

Previous military service:  Served for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces, Boulder, Western Australia, with the rank of Sergeant.

 

Enlisted by choice into the Goldfields Infantry, Kalgoorlie, Western Autralia as a Gunner.

Field Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column  (AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/34/1)

 

21 Dec 1915  -  Arrived at Suez, Egypt.

11 Mar 1916  -  Transferred to 21st Battery.

20 May 1916  - Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade (FAB).

24 June 1916  -  Promoted to Bombadier - in France

21 Jan 1917  -  Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 15th Battery

7 July 1917  -  Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade

14 July 1917 - Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade ex 2nd DAC

14 Aug 1917 - Transferred to 15th Battalion (taken on his strength)

19 Aug 1917 - killed in action.

 

Medals:
WWI Star 1914-15 (18424);  British War Medal (25291);  Victory Medal (25122);  Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (329440).

 

Portrait courtesy of Clare Regional History Group.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  3 June 2014.  Lest we Forget.

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