Albert Peter Miller DSO, MCwBar


Feb 15, 1880

Born at Montreal Quebec


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Given rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as Peter Miller (father) of Glen Miller Ontario

Ø      Occupation given as “Civil Engineer”

Ø      Stated to be single

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as “Church of England”


May 6, 1915

Embarked the SS Metagama at Montreal for England



Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone and disembarked at Boulogne France


Nov 22, 1915

Attended Bombing School


Nov 28, 1915

Returned to duty from Bombing School


Jan 26, 1916

Promoted to Temp Captain to replace Major Wolfrain who proceeded to England as per London Gazette dated March 1, 1916


Mar 15, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot)


Mar 19, 1916

Departed CBD for 21st Battalion


Apr 8, 1916

Wounded, multiple shrapnel wounds from a grenade at St Eloi


Apr 9, 1916 Admitted to Duchess of Westminster Hospital (No 1 Red Cross Hospital) at Le Toquet with multiple grenade wounds



Ø      officer received multiple wounds from a grenade explosion

Ø      right and left thighs and right arm received wounds

Ø      X-ray shows shrapnel still in right arm and left thigh

Ø      Determined to be unfit for duty for 1 month from May 1, 1916 and discharged to England


May 1, 1916

Invalided to England via the Hospital Ship Asturias



May 3, 1916

Admitted No 2 London General Hospital with grenade wounds to buttocks - Transferred to General List


May 23, 1916

Medical Board at 86 Strand, London 

Ø      Reported bomb wounds to left thigh, right buttock and right arm

Ø      Reported that wounds occurred April 8, 1916

Ø      X-ray shows shrapnel remains in right buttock and right arm

Ø      Declared unfit for service for 10 weeks

Ø      Recommend one month leave


May 24, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Jun 24, 1916

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #29637



Jun 27, 1916

Attached to the 39th Battalion


Jul 1, 1916

To be Temp Major while commanding a Company


Jul 7, 1916

Proceeded to 21st Battalion


Jul 8, 1916

TOS 21st Battalion


Sep 16, 1916

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital at Boulogne with GSW to right arm, and relinquishes acting rank of Major on ceasing to command a Company, LG #30047


Sep 19, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel



Sep 20, 1916

Admitted to No 4 London General Hospital at Denmark Hill, and posted to General List 

Ø      Small pellet removed from right shoulder

Ø      X-ray showed fracture of humerus bone in right arm

Ø      Sinuses were scraped


Oct 31, 1916

Medical Board at 86 Strand, London 

Ø      Disability noted as GSW right arm

Ø      Fracture is noted as being healed

Ø      There is a sinus which is discharging and will require extensive treatment

Ø      Treatment recommended to be carried out in Canada

Ø      Declared unfit for service for 3 months 

Granted leave to Canada until January 1, 1917, at his own expense


Nov 1, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Nov 5, 1916

Embarked the HMS Mauretania for Canada



Nov 14, 1916

Awarded Bar to Military Cross, London Gazette #29824



Nov 17, 1916

Disembarked the HMS Mauretania in Canada 

There is no mention in the file as to when or how he returned to England.  The next entry in the file shows him attending a Medical Board in London


Feb 6, 1917

Medical Board at 76 Strand, London 

Ø      Board determined that he is healed and fit for service


Feb 26, 1917

To be Temp Major, LG #30393


Mar 20, 1917

Proceeded overseas for service with the 21st Battalion


Mar 22, 1917

TOS 21st Battalion as a reinforcement


Mar 26, 1917

To be Acting Major while commanding a Company, LG #30181 - Joined 21st Battalion in the field


Sep 10, 1917

Proceeded to 1st Army Rest Camp


Sep 22, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Oct 16, 1917

Awarded the DSO, London Gazette #30340



Oct 23, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Nov 5, 1917

Rejoined battalion from leave


Nov 11, 1917

Reported wounded but remained at duty


Nov 13, 1917

Now wounded in left thigh, right shoulder, and head by shrapnel


Nov 14, 1917

Admitted to No 9 CFA and transferred to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station with multiple shrapnel wounds


Nov 16, 1917

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital and then invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis and detached to the EORD



Nov 17, 1917

TOS EORD from 21st Battalion


Nov 18, 1917

Admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital, Marylebone Rd, London 

Ø      Admitted with a concussion, cut lip and bruised knees

Ø      Heart also dilated

Ø      Injuries were received in an aeroplane crash

o       NOTE:  I believe this diagnosis was entered in error as there is no other mention of concussion or plane crash anywhere else in the file.  The wounds that led to him being invalided to England are stated as being caused by shrapnel to thigh, shoulder and head.

o       He was admitted to this hospital on this date, but for shrapnel wounds


Dec 28, 1917

Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette #30448



Mar 1, 1918

Medical Board at 13 Berners St, London SW1 reports 

Ø      3 wounds from shell fragments reported to have happened November 13, 1917 at Passchendaele

Ø      Large gaping wound to left thigh

Ø      2 small wounds to right shoulder

Ø      small wound to right temple, no swelling, but tender to touch

Ø      reports having a cold for last month

Ø      declared not fit for service for one month

Ø      recommended 1 month leave 

Granted 1 month leave


Mar 4, 1918



Mar 13, 1918

SOS 21st Battalion on transfer to EORD


Apr 3, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion from EORD


Apr 11, 1918

Married to Ellen Maud (no mention of maiden name), address given as 1 Coliseum Terrace, Albany St, London, later changed to Bank of Montreal, Waterloo Pl, London SW


May 8, 1918

To be Temp Major with the CRT (Canadian Railway Troops) LG #30715


May 10, 1918

On Command CRT


May 13, 1918

TOS CRTD (CRT Depot) from 6th Reserve Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

SOS CRTD on proceeding overseas as a replacement in the 12 CRT


Jun 13, 1918

TOS 12th CRT


Jun 18, 1918

Joined 12 CRT in the field


Oct 26, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to UK


Nov 16, 1918

Rejoined unit in the field


Nov 22, 1918

Appointed to Command a Company


Jan 3, 1919

SOS 12 CRT and TOS 4th Brigade CRTD Witley for demobilization


Jan 31, 1919

SOS CRTD and TOS Reserve Brigade CFA (Canadian Field Artillery)


Apr 10, 1919

SOS on posting to CRTD


Jun 21, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force Canada) and embarked the RMS Scandinavian for Canada



Jun 26, 1919

TOS Military District No 5 in Canada


Jun 30, 1919

Disembarked the RMS Scandinavian


Jul 3, 1919

SOS the CEF on being demobilized, rank on discharge – Major – proposed residence on discharge is Glen Miller Ontario


Dec 24, 1974

Deceased in Nova Scotia Canada 



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