Thursday 24 February 2011

Private Norman Albert Miller

Born on 25 June 1894 in Deseronto, Ontario - guardian listed as Mrs. Richard Coulson, Thomasburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Thomasburg, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 28 December 1915 (number 220322) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 11 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 2 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 or 11 November 1917 - transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918 - later promoted to Acting-Corporal.

(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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