The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant William Miller

Ancestor Details

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

Contingent: 2nd

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).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Adrian James Sayle, Melbourne VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Grandson (from oldest child, oldest child, oldest child, myself).


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