Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Herbert Miller

Died in the First World War.
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Herbert Miller

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. H. Miller
E. Surrey.
Church window: Herbert Miller.
War Memorial Tablet inside All Saints Church, Doddinghurst
.
Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Blackmore & Doddinghurst) [ERO A10815].

Rank:
Private

Regiment:
East Surrey
Regiment.  7th Battalion.  Service No: 1022.  [CWGC]

Service Details:
Lists place of birth as “Blackmoor, Essex” and residence as Doddinghurst. [SDGW]
Enlisted: Warley [WFA]

Medal card: E Surrey R Ptr 1022 died
21/10/18
Victory/British E/1/103B p. 142
15 star E/1/4C1 p. 55
First served [1]
France 24/3/15.  no contact address. [Ancestry]

Personal and family information:
Son of George Miller, of Swallows Cross. (Born Blackmore. Lived in Doddinghurst).  [CWGC]
Herbert Miller was baptised at Blackmore on
16th November 1890.  His parents were George, a labourer, and Mary, of Swallows Cross. [ERO D/P 266/1/11]

1901 Census:  
Swallows Cross, Blackmore. (Next entry, Staines Farm).
George Miller.  Head.  Married.  [Age] 49.  Agricultural Labourer.  [Born] Mountnessing.
Mary Miller.  Wife.  Married. [Age] 49.  [Born] Blackmore.
Minnie Miller.  Daughter.  [Age] 16.  [Born] Blackmore.
Claude Miller.  Son.  [Age] 14.  Farm lad.  [Born] Blackmore.
George Miller.  Son.  [Age] 12.  [Born] Blackmore.
Herbert Miller.  Son.  [Age] 10.  [Born] Blackmore.

Date of Death:
21st October 1918

Age:
29

Where died:
Died. [WFA].
Germany

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. B. 36. Cemetery:
Cologne Southern Cemetery. [This probably indicates that he had died as a prisoner of war, as Allied troops did not enter Cologne until December 1918.] 

List of Sources:
Ancestry, Commonwealth War
Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office, Ron West: who has researched those commemorated on the Doddinghurst War Memorial, Western Front Association


War Memorial


Church Window


Doddinghurst

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Last Updated: 19 June 2010