Saturday 19 February 2011

Private Alexander Miller

Born on 15 December 1889 in Scotland - next of kin listed as Mrs. Jean Miller, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steamfitter; married; no current military service; previously served with the 1st Volunteer Battalion Cameron Highlanders (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 January 1915 (number 410191) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 9 or 13 September 1916 - wounded on 8 or 12 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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