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Daniel Martin Miller / Millar

Rank: Gunner
Street: Queens Road
Townland: North Lonsdale P.O.
Town/Village: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish:
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Longford; Portstewart, Co. Derry
Census 1901: Resident at Mullaghcall, Portstewart
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: 10th Brigade, 68 Battalion, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Regiment Number: 339201
Date of Death: 14-03-1918
Cause: Shell Gas poisoning, Vimy Ridge
Memorial: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Allée du Souvenir Francais, Abbeville, Somme, France

On his attestment, Daniel stated tht he was born c.15 March 1885 in Portstewart, Co. Derry (see link below). He was in Derry in the 1901 census, aged 16, with trade given as pantry boy.

Daniel emigrated to the USA, likely before 1913. On the 23 August 1913, he married Swedish-born Hilma Amanda Monson. They later emigrated to Canada where Daniel worked as a grocer prior to WW1; they had one daughter, Vivian Helena Miller born in August 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Miller enlisted in Vancouver on 23 August 1916, and was deployed overseas from January 1917. Daniel was injured on the battlefield through shelling and gas poisoning; he was passed through the 30 Casualty Clearing Station to the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Abbeville on the 12 March. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he died on the 14 March, just one day before his 33rd birthday. 

Parents Names: Son of William Miller and Jane (née Martin), Portstewart, Co Derry
Notes: According to the 1924 booklet on the Longford dead of WWI, Daniel was born c.1885 in Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force file; Civil Record of Birth

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