Information about birth

Year of birth:
1887
Place of birth:
Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Farm Labourer

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
19913
Enlistment place:
Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom
Units:
 —  Northumberland Fusiliers, 11th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
14/10/1917
Place of death:
Reutel, Beselare, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
30

Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot: XLIX.
Row: H. Coll.
Grave: 1-8

Distinctions and medals 3

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 ‘Place of death’

My story

Private Harry Miller, a 30-year old previous farm labourer from Darlington, Durham, UK, was part of the 11th Northumberland Fusiliers (68th Brigade, 23th Division). The 11th Northumberland Fusiliers participated in the Battle of Passchendaele 1917. On 12 October they took over the frontline from the 13th Durham Light Infantry near Reutel. The next day ‘A’ Company was heavily shelled and on 14 October ‘C’ Company shared the same fate. Private Miller was one of the casualties on 14 October, leaving behind wife and son. On 17 November 2021 Harry Miller, previously missing and remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, was reburied on Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1635284/harry-miller/
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https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/british-poet-george-ypres-belgian-b966755.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/british-poet-george-ypres-belgian-b966755.html
Sources used
The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 11th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
https://www.nmarchive.com/
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