William Oliver Miller DCM
Service No: 330877
Place of Birth: Cardross, Dumbartonshire
Date of Death: 13/04/1918
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (B Coy. 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.)
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery
Additional information: Son of James and Euphemia Miller of Berelands Nursery, Rutherglen. Native of Cardross, Dumbartonshire.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of James Miller, Berelands Nursery, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Father James and sisters Agnes and Euphemia Miller.
UK Citations for the DCM: March 1916. For conspicuous gallantry. Private Miller, with another man, made his way from the front trench, under very heavy fire, to locate a patrol which had been put out of action and after dusk he led a stretcher party forward to recover the fallen.
1901 census information:
Address: Castlemilk Gardens, Carmunock.
Father: James (44) domestic gardener, born about 1857 in Ireland.
Mother: Euphemia (45) gardener wife, born about 1856 in Cocksburnpath, Berwickshire.
Sister: Agnes Wilson (22) draper’s assistant, born about 1879 in Linlithgow.
Self: William Oliver (21) tweed salesman, born about 1880 in Cardross.
Sister: Euphemia Davidson (19) draper’s assistant, born about 1882 in Cardross.
Sister: Oliver Miller (11) born about 1890 in Carmunock.