Daniel Martin Miller / Millar
|Townland:||North Lonsdale P.O.|
|Town/Village:||North Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Alternative Address:||Longford; Portstewart, Co. Derry|
Resident at Mullaghcall, Portstewart
|Regiment/Unit:||10th Brigade, 68 Battalion, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force|
|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.|