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William Arthur Miller was born in 1879 at Nottingham and was the only son of William a plumber and Henrietta Bellamy Miller née Hurt of 6, Robin Hood Terrace, Victoria Park St Ann's Nottingham. His father William was born in 1856 at Darlington and his mother Henrietta Bellamy Hurt was born in 1857 at Edingley, they were married in 1878 at Nottingham. In the 1911 census his parents are living at 6 Robin Hood Terrace, Victoria Park, Nottingham, they are sown as William 55 yrs a plumber he is living with his wife Henrietta 54 yrs. In the same 1911 censsu we find that William Arthur has left the family home, he is living at Station Hotel, Vernon Road, Basford and is shown as Arthur Miller 32 yrs single and a barman , he is living with George Smith 52 yrs a licensed victualler and his wife Sarah 47 yrs . William Arthur Millar emigrated to Australia
He attended Huntingdon Street School Nottingham and became a plumber.
03 Jan 1917
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Australian Infantry (AIF)
Private William Arthur Miller enlisted at Liverpool New South Wales, Australia on 7th July 1915. He served with the 17th battalion Australian Infantry, he was killed in action on 3rd January 1917 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Some, France
His commanding office Lieutenant A.S.Brown wrote to his mother “Lt A.S. Brown, C Company, 17th Bn, wrote: 'Dear Mrs Miller, ... I am the officer in charge of the platoon to which your son was attached and I have known him ever since he left Australia and was a Pte in the same tent with him at Tel-el-Kebir. On the night of the 2nd the Coy Lewis Gunners were detailed to act as a covering party in front of our trench and on the way out your son was sniped through the head and was killed instantly, his death was absolutely painless and he would not know anything about it.... Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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