Herbert Miller


Feb 28, 1895

Born at Rosedale, Somerville Township, Ontario


Jan 8, 1916

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Lindsay Ontario 

Ø      Number 725570, noted as “C” Coy.
Ø      Declaration made Dec 22, but the oath was not administered until Jan 8
Ø      Present address given as RR No 1 Cameron Ontario
Ø      Next of kin given as Sarah Miller, “mother” of RR No 1, Fenlon Falls
Ø      Occupation given as “Farmer”
Ø      No previous service recorded
Ø      Religion stated as “Presbyterian”
Ø      Scar noted on left knee cap


Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax for England


Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool, England


Oct 5, 1916

SOS 109th Battalion to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

TOS 21st Battalion at CBD (Canadian Base Details)


Oct 20, 1916

Left for unit


Oct 22, 1916

Joined 21st Battalion in the field


Dec 17, 1916

Admitted to field ambulance – sick


Dec 18, 1916

Admitted 4th Canadian Field Ambulance with Myalgia to back and legs


Dec 23, 1916

Admitted to No 6 British Red Cross Hospital at Etaples with mild PUO (Pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin)


Jan 5, 1917

Admitted No 5 Convalescent Depot


Jan 7, 1917

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples


Jan 17, 1917

Transferred to No 5 Convalescent Depot at Cayeux


Mar 4, 1917

Discharged to Base Depot at Havre


Mar 7, 1917

Taken on at CBD (Canadian Base Details)


Mar 19, 1917

Left for 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion


Mar 21, 1917

Arrived at 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion from CBD


Apr 14, 1917

Left 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion to join 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1917

Wounded (GSW left shoulder) in action near Lens


Aug 16, 1917

Admitted No 2 Stationary Hospital at Abbeville with GSW (gun shot wound) to left shoulder


Aug 20, 1917

Wounded and posted to EORD


Aug 21, 1917

Admitted to Berrington War Hospital at Shrewsbury


Sep 7, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Sep 28, 1917

Discharged from hospital and posted to 6th Reserve Battalion from EORD at Seaford, and admitted to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Eastbourne


Nov 27, 1917

Admitted to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, and placed in isolation with Diptheria.


Dec 22, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge at Seaford


Dec 31, 1917

Discharged to 6th Reserve Battalion


Mar 28, 1918

Posted to 21st Battalion overseas


Apr 3, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 10, 1918

Left CCRC to join 21st Battalion


Apr 12, 1918

Joined 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 28, 1918

Reported missing after action and SOS 21st Battalion accordingly


Nov 25, 1918

Previously reported missing, now reported POW at Parchim Meckenburg


Jan 1, 1919

Repatriated and arrived at Ripon, Witley


Feb 3, 1919

Attached to 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford, pending instructions as to his disposal


Mar 25, 1919

Ceases to be attached and is TOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting from EORD


Apr 9, 1919

Medical History compiled at Seaford 

Ø      Lacerating wound on back and left arm noted
Ø      Limited movement in left shoulder joint
Ø      Cannot raise arm forward beyond right angle with body
Ø      Cannot flex arm at elbow beyond 60 degrees
Ø      Power of arm and grip diminished by 30%
Ø      Complains of inability to use arm
Ø      Chest and abdomen covered with rash which he had prior to enlistment.  (no mention of it on attestation papers)
Ø      Note was made of operation in Belgium by a German Doctor and hospitalization for 3 ½ months afterwards
Ø      He was POW from Aug 28, 1918 to Dec 27, 1918
Ø      Expected duration of disability to be 6 months
Ø      Recommended for return to Canada
Ø      Approved on April 14, 1919


Apr 17, 1919

SOS to MD 3 CCC at Rhyl, Wales


May 2, 1919

SOS to Canada and Embarked the Cassandra


May 12, 1919

Disembarked in Canada


May 14, 1919

Discharged at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, No 279372


Nov 24, 1921

Medals (British War Medal and Victory Medal) sent to Victoria (latest address)


Jul 27, 1942

Deceased and buried in the Fenlon Falls Ontario Village Cemetery


He is also honoured on the Fenlon Falls War Memorial


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