39297 Lance Corporal Samuel (or Stanley) MILLER (d. 16 September 1918)
Died 16 September 1918
Ian Valentine based on Essex Regimental Museum records and Research by John Stewart
39297 Lance Corporal Samuel (or Stanley) Miller was born in 1894, son of Samuel & Alice Miller at 47, Artillery Street, Colchester. He married Ethel May Simons (formerly Miller) of Queens Road, Wivenhoe. He served first in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps with the regimental number 013476, then transferred and became 39297 Lance Corporal with the 11th Bn Essex Regiment. On 11 October 1918 the Essex Chronicle reports him wounded and living at Wivenhoe. He died on 16 September 1918, aged 24 and is buried in Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, Aisne, France, Grave ref. A33. He is named on Colchester Town Hall & St. Mary Magdalen Church, Colchester (now demolished) War Memorials. He is named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.