The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Miller


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Private James MILLER, G/11951, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of influenza & pneumonia, whilst a Prisoner of War, Lübeck Reserve Hospital, Germany, 23rd October 1918.

Born Wouldham, Kent, son of John & Isabella Miller, 34 Eldon Street, Chatham, Kent.

1911 Census - 34 Eldon Street, Chatham, Kent - Isabella Miller, head, age 43, widow, married 20 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Scotland; John Miller, son, age 19, single, tailors messenger, tailors, born Wouldham, Kent; James Miller, son, age 17, single, bootmaker, bootmaking, at home, born Wouldham, Kent; Jennette Miller, daughter, age 16, single, born Wouldham, Kent; Robert Miller, son, age 14, grocers assistant, Home & Colonial grocers, born Wouldham, Kent; Arthur Miller, son, age 10, school, born Chatham, Kent; Charles Miller, grandson, age 1year & 9 months, born Chatham, Kent.   

Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 21, height 5ft 3 inches. Resided 34 Eldon Street, Chatham, Kent. Formerly attendant Royal North? Hospital.

Home 9th December 1915 to 17th May 1916; BEF 18th May 1916 to 11th April 1917; Home 12th April 1917 to 5th November 1917; BEF 6th November 1917 to 23rd October 1918.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 25th March? 1916, mobilized; 25th March 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th April? 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, embarked; 2nd June 1916, proceeded to join Battalion; 13th July 1916, 14 days Field Punishment No.2.; 17th August 1916, In the Field, injured, hernia, Soldier in no way to blame; 24th August 1916, to Duty; 5th September 1916, Le Treport, 16 General Hospital, admitted to Hospital; 25th October 1916, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 11th April 1917, Influenza, to Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth ex 2 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne; 23rd May 1917, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham by Sea; 29th September 1917, Convalescent Hospital Eastbourne discharged to Maidstone, Depot Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd October 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th November 1917, posted BEF; 8th November 1917, embarked / disembarked; 13th November 1917, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 30th November 1917, posted missing; 16th January 1918, Prisoner of War List.

29th September 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 6/4 a week payable to mother, will cease.

28th October 1918, Lübeck, Certificate of Death, No.2170. The Chief Medical Officer of the Reserve Hospital, III at Lübeck has notified that the British Prisoner of War, James Miller, Pte K.W.R.C. Coy, shoemaker, age 24 years, Protestant Religion, resident at Wooldona, Chartham born at Wooldona, Chartham, son the deceased Miller, occupation & Christian name unknown, and of his wife who is still living, Isabella nee Elreitz resident at Wooldona, ------------- died at Lübeck in Reserve Hospital, III on the 23rd October 1918 at 11 pm. The Registrar, signed for Nurnberg.

It is hereby certified that the above extract is a true copy of the the Chief Death Registrar at the Registry Office at Lübeck I. Lübeck 11th April 1919, Lübeck Registry Office, Lübeck. Signed for Warucke.

25th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none, children, none; Father, none; Mother, Isabella Miller, 34 Eldon Street, Chatham; Brothers - John Francis Henry Ebricht Miller, age 28, 75 Imperial Road, Stanley Terrace, Gillingham; Robert William Miller, age 22, 34 Eldon Street, Chatham; Arthur William Miller, *The Western Counties Institution, Starcross, Exeter; Sisters - .Mrs Jennette Richards, age 24, 20 Caroline Street, Chatham. *Institutional Care for the Mentally Defective

Buried at Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg Cemetery, III. E. 9., Germany.

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