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Robert Charles MILLER

Regimental number2736
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address12 Gladstone Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Miller, 12 Gladstone Street, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Rebecca Miller
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2735 Pte William MILLER, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; another brother killed; one brother returned after 4 years; Brother-in-law: served 3.6 years in the 13th Field Ambulance, returned disabled.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Sick to hospital, 29 March 1916; rejoined Bn, 30 March 1916 (no further details recorded).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Duntroon Plateau, 22 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 25 August 1916, declared 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1780107: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 3740 Pte H. GEORGE, C Company, 60th Bn, 8 March 1917: 'They [2736 R.C. MILLER and 2735 W. MILLER] were both in C. Company ... On the 19th July, 1916, we went over the top at 6.45 p.m. to attack Fromelles. I saw W. Miller fall first, and his brother ran to speak to him, and he was hit by machine gun fire I think. One of the same Platoon, Alexander, who has lost an eye, and who is I fancy now home, told me that in coming back he had seen the two brothers dead.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILLER Robert Charles
Red Cross File No 1780107

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