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Miller, A.L., Lieut., 1917

Photo Brian Chandler

In Grevillers British Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of Lieutenant Alexander Lorimer Miller, serving with the Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force who died 08/05/1917.

In Berwick on Tweed Cemetery is a headstone on the shaft of which is:

their son
Lieut. A.I.F.
born 19 Jan. 86
died 8th May 1914
of wounds received
in action and
buried at
Bapaume, France.

On the pedestal is:
In loving memory of
Alex Lorimer Miller
born ?25 November 1844
died 26 November 1920
Jane Hartforth, wife of
Alexander Lorimer Miller, born 28
February 1862, died 14 February 1895
Marion Georgiana Haining
their daughter, born 1.
December 1894 died 1 December 1895.

Rev. David Youngson has submitted the following:

Lieutenant Alexander Lorimer MILLER
Australian Infantry Force
10th Battalion 14th Reinforcment

He was the son of Alexander Lorimer Miller and Jane H. Miller; he was born at Berwick on Tweed. An Auctioneer residing at Berwick, he was Initiated into 393 St Davidís Lodge Freemasons Hall Parade Berwick-on-Tweed on the 23rd January 1912; Passed 20th February 1912 and was Raised on the 26th March 1912.

He enlisted in Australia giving a residence of Davenport Terrace, Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia and was the husband of E. I. Miller of 14 Holden Street, Kensington Park, South Australia. He was killed in action on the 8th May 1917. He is buried on Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais France, Grave Reference IV.D.13.

He is remembered in Berwick on B25.01, B25.12, B25.20, B25.21 and B25.26

The CWGC entry for Lieutenant Miller

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk