William Oliver Miller DCM

William Oliver Miller DCM
Rank: Sergeant
Service No: 330877
Place of Birth: Cardross, Dumbartonshire
Date of Death: 13/04/1918
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 38
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.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Carmunock. The family comprises James 54, Euphemia 55, Agnes Wilson 32, William Oliver 31, Euphemia Davids 29 and Oliver.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 9/11/1915

Newspaper transcript –Glasgow Highlander’s Gallantry. the commanding officer of the 9th H.L.I. (Glasgow Highlanders) reports that Private W. O. Miller of that regiment, elder son of Mr James Miller, Birelands, Rutherglen, distinguished himself by conspicuous conduct on the field on September 25. His gallant action has been recognised and greatly appreciated. Private Miller has been promoted to the rank of lance-sergeant.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen and Rutherglen Old Parish Church.