Lieutenant Alexander Miller

Lieutenant Alexander Lorimer Miller, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry Force. He died in an Australian Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action in France on 8th May 1917, aged 26. He is buried in Grevilliers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and his Headstone is inscribed ” Beloved Husband Of Isabel Miller, Father Of Marion Lorimer Miller”. He was the son of Alexander and Jane  Miller and the husband of E. I. Miller of 14 Holden Street, Kensington Park, South Australia. He had been born in Berwick, educated at the Grammar School and was a well known member of Berwick Cricket Club. He was in New Caledonia at the outbreak of War and went to Australia to enlist and had seen much service in Egypt and France. His wife was a sister of the famous Australian violinist Miss Daisy Kennedy. The Australians were involved in the Battle of Arras especially in in the Second Battle of Bullecourt which was fought between 3rd and 17th May 1917 and it may be Lieutenant Miller was wounded here. The first photograph shows troops with a tank in a captured village near Arras and the second shows troops moving up to an attacking position.

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