• William John Miller

Army / Flying Corps
  • 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Private (Signaller)

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Adelaide CBD, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

  • Birth

    Quorn, SA, Australia

  • Born Willochra, South Australia

    Monday, 28 March 1887

  • Enlistment

    Friday, 3 December 1915

  • Discharged

    Saturday, 16 August 1919

  • Death

    Sunday, 22 November 1970

Stories and comments
    • Grandson of Thomas and Rebecca MILLER
    • Posted by smiller366, Monday, 17 August 2015

    Thomas and Rebecca MILLER migrated to South Australia from Hungerford in England on the "SS Fairlie" in 1840 http://www.hungerfordvirtualmuseum.co.uk/People/Family_History/Miller_Family/miller_family.html Thomas and Rebecca had 11 children, with the eldest Thomas (1st son), fifth Charles (5th son), seventh Samuel (7th son) and eight George (8th son) having descendants who fought in WW1 .. Thomas and Rebecca's eldest son Thomas (Jnr), and his wife Catherine, eldest child Eliza married Benjamin POTTER ... Eliza and Benjamin's sons Thomas James Albert (Biz), Edward Wilfred (Wilf) and Frances Hurtle Constable (Hurtle) were killed in action at/near Mouquet Farm, France on 3-Sep-1916 ... Eliza and Benjamin's son Victor Ralph (Ralph) was injured in the legs on 29-Mar-1916 and he saw one brother killed at/near Mouquet Farm, France on 3-Sep-1916. Ralph was later discharged on compassionate grounds, being the only surviving, unmarried son ... Eliza and Benjamin's had two married sons and two daughters who remained in South Australia .. Thomas and Rebecca's fifth son Charles married Catherine LEWIS ... Charles and Catherine's youngest son Harold Giles Montgomery was killed in Port Pirie, on the day of his discharge 6-Nov-1919, and the discharge was cancelled ... Harold was survived by his English war bride and son born on 6-Jul-1920 (tbc) .. Thomas and Rebecca's seventh son Samuel married Elizabeth POTTER, sister of Benjamin Potter ... Samuel and Elizabeth's son James Hartley Thomas was killed in action at Messines, Belgium on 10-Jun-1917 ... Samuel and Elizabeth's son Hugh Everett was killed in action near Perrone, France on 1-Sep-1918 .. Thomas and Rebecca's eight son George married Sarah GREIG ... Sarah died soon after Stewart Samuel's first birthday and the younger children were mainly raised by relatives, including the Potters ... George and Sarah's son William John survived the war relatively unscathed, although George died in an accident before Bill got to see him ... George and Sarah's son Stewart Samuel was injured in the chin/jaw on 26-Aug-1916, leading to his discharge on 16-Apr-1917 ... Ralph POTTER sought details about Stewart and Bill when his brothers died on 3-Sep-1916