David Miller

Mar 5, 1892

Born in Caithness, Scotland to Thomas R. and Margaret Miller


Mar 15, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Lindsay, Ontario


Ø  Number 59660 (temporary number 1327)

Ø  Next of kin given as Thomas Ross Miller, father, Caithness, Scotland

Ø  Previous occupation given as Salesman

Ø  Previous military experience given as 5th Seaforth Regiment for 3 years

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to the Depot Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 2, 1915

Posted to “C” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 3, 1916

While at battalion headquarters south of Voormezeele, Belgium, Private Miller received shrapnel wounds to his head from and enemy artillery shell explosion at 10:00 am that proved fatal.  He was buried in the Ridgewood Military Cemetery at 3:00 pm that afternoon by the Chaplain from the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance


Following the end of the war, the Memorial Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his mother, Mrs. Margaret Miller, 20 Coach Road, Wick, Caithness, Scotland

David Miller is also remembered on the family grave marker in the Old Municipal Cemetery, Wick, Caithness, Scotland




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