Sergeant Robert Miller

Sergeant Robert Campbell Miller, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was killed in action in France on 19th September 1918, aged 34, during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Ashkirk and was the son of David and Binston Miller of St. Boswells and the husband of Hay Miller of 1716 First Street, Victoria. He is buried in Crest Cemetery, Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France. He had spent 12 years as a Regular with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers where he achieved the rank of Sergeant Major before emigrating to Canada where he worked as a carpenter. He enlisted in November 1915. He fell in the fighting to capture the village of Fontaine-Notre Dame. His brothers Francis and John also died in the War. ( see above for details ). The illustration and photographs show Allied troops pressing forward against the retreating German army during the final 100 days of the War.

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