The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant William Miller|
Ancestor's Name: William Grant MILLER
Ancestor's date of birth: Detail Not provided
Ancestor's date of death: Detail Not provided
Cause of Death: Died post war (best described as Natural / Old Age of the time).
Service Number: 132
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Melbourne
Unit: 2nd VMR
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 25/02/1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail Not provided
Murray Page: 234
Ship: Detail not provided
Other Boer War Service: Believed to have serviced also in: 2nd Scottish Horse, enlisted in after returning from the 2nd VMR
Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne
Decorations: Detail not provided.
Personal Characteristics: Father, proud of service to Queen and Country.
Reasons to go and fight: Prior service in the 16th Lancers.
Details of service in war: Details of service in war: See service of the Victorian Mounted Rifles. His rank was Corporal on enlistment (former 16th Lancer) and promoted Sergeant in field.
Service and life after the Boer War: Was invalided back to Australia arriving 26 August 1900 and granted a pension. Both of his sons served Australia in the Great War (WWI) (My line, William Colebrook Miller, served 1st Div, 3rd Field Art, 9th Battery).
Name of Descendant: Adrian James Sayle, Melbourne VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson (from oldest child, oldest child, oldest child, myself).