2nd Lieutenant Alan MILLER
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
2nd Lieutenant Alan MILLER
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2nd Lieutenant Alan MILLER

2nd Lieutenant Alan MILLER
2nd Lieutenant Alan Miller
The above photo is from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]
Photo : Auckland Museum On Line Cenotaph

2nd Lieutenant Alan MILLER

3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of David and Annie Deuchar Miller, of Palmerston North, New Zealand. Native of Christchurch, New Zealand. Died 14 October 1916. Aged 24.

From the Nominal Roll of the Wanganui Collegiate School;-
Alan Miller first served in the 5th (Wellington) Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
His father was D Miller, the Chief Inspector of Post Offices,, Wellington.
His address was given as 192, The Terrace, Wellington.

The following notes are from Robert Coulson's Biographies of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment;-
"Alan Miller was born on July 25th 1892, his father being the Inspector of the New Zealand Postal Service.
He initially served in the ranks of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force before undergoing officer training.
He was commissioned on August 4th 1915 and joined the 2nd Yorkshires on the Somme in July 1916 in rest bivouacs west of Bois Caffet.
2nd Lt Miller saw action in the attack on Guillemont in late July and in October with the battalion still on the Somme he marched up to a support area with the battalion close to Pommiers Redoubt.
The marching column was heavily shelled and 2nd Lt Alan Miller was killed in this bombardment on October 14th 1916 at the age of 24.
His CO wrote, “He was most trustworthy and zealous, a brave and good officer and is a very great loss to the battalion”."

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