Friday 25 February 2011

Private William Lyle Miller

Born on 21 November 1892 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Thomas Miller, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver; single; no current military service; previously served with the 41st Regiment's bugle band (one year); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 8 February 1915 (number 410542) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 13 August 1916.

(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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