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John Miller was born in 1896 at Nottingham and was the son of James a bricklayer and Ellen Miller née Linford of 62, St. Paul's Avenue, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father James was born in 1861 at Farnborough, Hampshire, his mother Ellen Linford was born in 1861 at Buckingham, Kent they were married in 1882 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration district, they went on to have the following children all of whom were born in Nottingham, Glyn b1883, William b1886, Nellie b1890, Charles b1892, Matilda b1894, John b1896, Robert b1899, Mary Jane b1900, James b1907 and Leonard b1908. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings are living at 5 Holland Street, Hyson Green, they are shown as James Miller 49 yrs a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Ellen 48 yrs and their children, Nellie 21 yrs a cigarette packer, Charles 19 yrs a fitter, Matilda 16 yrs a cigarette packer, John 15 yrs an upholsterer, Robert 12 yrs a scholar, Mary Jane 10 yrs a scholar, James 4 yrs and Leonard 3 yrs of age.
He was an upholsterer in the 1911 census.
09 Aug 1915
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Miller, served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 9th August 1915. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
In memoriam published 9th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MILLER. – In loving memory of Private Jack Miller, killed in action August 9th, 1915. In a far and lonely battlefield, where the trees their branches bend, lies our loving son gone to his untimely end; sleep on, dear son, in a hero's grave, a grave we may never see, but as long as life and memory last, we will remember thee. – From his sorrowing mother, father, brothers, & sisters Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 His brother William Miller served with the 11th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 9th April 1917 his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Another brother Glyn Miller also served with the North Staffordshire Regiment, he died of wounds on 13th January 1917 and is buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
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