Harold Edgar MILLER

MILLER, Harold Edgar

Service Numbers: 24, Officer
Enlisted: 24 August 1914
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 18 September 1883
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Hamilton Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: merchant (wholesale and retail grocer) and Managing Director (Lang, Wood & Co)
Died: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 3 September 1953, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Memorials: Newcastle Mayfield Masonic Lodge St George 78 Honour Roll, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll, Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 24, 1st Field Ambulance
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 24, 1st Field Ambulance, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 24, 1st Field Ambulance, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
14 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 4th Infantry Battalion, 2nd MD, Medically unfit due to wounding

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
An Original Anzac who served and suffered during The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

70 years ago today, on the 15th September 1953, the ashes were interred at Sandgate Cemetery of 2nd Lieutenant Harold Edgar Miller, 4th Battalion (Reg No-24), merchant (wholesale and retail grocer) and Managing Director (Lang, Wood & Co), from "Eurimbla", 35 Military Road, Newcastle East, New South Wales and 48 Newcomen Street, Newcastle, N.S.W. PRESBYTERIAN-3SW. 6, age 69. Not married.


Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 18th September 1883 to David and Margaret Ann Miller nee Croker, Harry enlisted on the 24th August 1914 with the 1st Australian Field Ambulance at Sydney, N.S.W.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20th October 1914.
Granted leave to England from the 19.1.1917 to the 7.2.1917.

Wounded in action - 2.10.1917 (GSW head and right leg, severe).

Invalided to England 22.10.1917.

Harry had sent a letter home about being wounded, states that he received a small lump of shell through right leg and shell fragments to head, so probably shrapnel wounds and not GSW wounds. (see Trove link).

Harry was invalided home on the 21st March 1918, being discharged medically unfit on the 14th September 1918.

Mr. Miller’s name has been inscribed on the Newcastle Surf Club & Life-Saving Brigade Honour Roll, Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board (1), St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Newcastle) Roll of Honour, Hamilton Superior Public School Roll of Honor and the Mayfield Masonic Lodge (St George 78) Roll of Honour.

I have placed poppies at Harry’s gravesite in remembrance of his service and sacrifice for God, King & Country.

Not officially commemorated.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

For more detail, see “Forever Remembered “

Lest We Forget.