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Thomas was the son of William and Catherine Miller (nee Lamb). His father William was born in 1863 at Arnold and his mother Catherine Lamb was born in 1864, also at Arnold. They were married in 1883; their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They went on to have 10 children, sadly one died in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children were: Mabel b1885, William b1886, Kate b1888, Ethel b1890, Thomas b1893, Harold b1895, Alfred b1897, Percy b1900 and Lilly b1902; all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census his parents are living at 25 Osbourne Street, Sherwood and are shown as William 48 yrs a jobbing gardener, who is living with his wife Catherine 47 yrs and their children, Ethel 21 yrs a machinist, Thomas 18 yrs a plumber, Harold 16 yrs a postman, Alfred 14 yrs an errand boy, Percy 12 yrs a scholar and Lilley 9 yrs a scholar. His parents later lived at 1 Burnham Street, Sherwood, Nottingham.
He was a plumber in 1911
10 Oct 1918
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Corporal
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Initial reports of Thomas' death put the date between 8 and 10 October 1918. He is buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France (grave ref. VI.A.7).
His brother William served in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was killed in action on 4th November 1917 (Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery). He left a wife and child. The following notices to William and Thomas which appeared in the local paper are courtesy of Jim Grundy's website dedicated to Hucknall in the Great War: “MILLER. – Killed in action, November 4th, 1917, Gunner W. Miller, R.G.A., aged 32, late postman, loving and devoted husband of Emma Miller (née Parry), 97, Ewart-road, Forest Fields. Preparations made unknown for my loved one's return home. Cherished thoughts, shattered hopes. God alone understands, I may some day understand. – Broken-hearted wife and baby Doris. “MILLER. – Killed in action November 4th, 1917, Gunner W. Miller, R.G.A., aged 32, loving and eldest son of William and Kate Miller, 1, Burnham-street, Sherwood. He will never be forgotten, never will his memory fade, loving thoughts will always wander, to the place where he is laid. – Loving mother, father, sisters, brothers Tom, Harold, Alfred (all in France), also Percy (with the colours). “MILLER. – Killed in action, November 4th, 1917, Gunner W. Miller, R.G.A., aged 32. Fond memories cling. – Will and Bella, Lizzie and Fannie, also Tom and Frank (with the colours). “MILLER. – Killed in action, November 4th, 1917, Gunner W. Miller, R.G.A., aged 32, late postman, of 97, Ewart-road, Nottingham. Ever in our thoughts. – From mother and father-in-law, sisters and brother-in-law, also Pte. Arthur Parr (in hospital), also Billie (in France).” [1] “MILLER. – In loving memory of Gnr. William Miller, R.G.A., aged 32, the beloved husband of Emma Miller, 97 Ewart-road (late Melrose-street, Sherwood), killed in action November 4th, 1917; also Thomas Miller, between 8th and 10th. They died that those they loved might life. – Loving wife; baby Doris. “MILLER. – In loving memory of our dear sons, Gnr. William Miller, killed in action November 4th, 1917; also Thomas Miller, [2] Sherwood Foresters, killed in action between October 8th and 10th, 1918, aged 25, after 4 years' service. Dearly loved and sadly missed. – Sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and three brothers (in France), 1 Burnham-street. “MILLER. – In loving memory of our dear son-in-law, Gnr. William Miller, R.G.A., killed November 4th, 1917, late postman. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Mr. Parr and family.” [3] [1] 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 16th November 1917. [2] Cpl. Thomas Miller, “C” Company, 2nd Battalion (formerly 2/7th Battalion) Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 10th October 1918. He is buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension. [3] 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 4th November 1918.
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