Private Adam Miller

First World War

Private Adam Miller, 9th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. He was killed in action in Belgium on 21st December 1917 in the Ypres Salient, aged 34. He was the son of Adam Miller and the late Isabella Miller of" Paradise ", Coldingham and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres. His brother James was an Insurance Agent In Eyemouth. He was a noted footballer and was a regular in the Eyemouth team before playing centre forward for Berwick Rangers. He had trials for Hibernian Football Club and had just signed on for the Hibs when in 1912 he decided to emigrate to Australia. Here he carried on his trade which was tailor and spent each summer in the Outback. Upon hearing a Zeppelin had dropped bombs on London he went to Brisbane and enlisted in the Australian Light Horse. He fought with the " Anzacs " at Gallipoli and went with them to France in March 1916 where he saw action at Armentieres, Pozieres on the Somme and at Bullecourt. Before emigrating he was also a member of Eyemouth Golf Club.