George Miller was born in Haddenham in summer of 1888 the second son of George and Lizzie Miller of Victoria Villas, Haddenham, Bucks. Father George was a shepherd but son George was a skilled threshing engine driver.
George enlisted in the Royal Engineers at Cockspur Street, London in January 1915 and on completion of his training he married Beatrice Louisa Coxhill at St Mary’s Church Thame on 5th September 1915. He was then based at Milford Camp Surrey. Beatrice set up home in Lashlake Villa, Aylesbury Road, Thame.
Sapper 65336 George Miller went to France on 12th September 1915 and served there with 126th Field Company of the Royal Engineers. He went missing in action on 14th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and his death was presumed later.
Beatrice did not receive official notification of George’s death until March 1917 and a month later she received a letter of sympathy from the King and Queen. His war gratuity of £6 was paid to his widow Beatrice.
George has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing of the Somme.
He is remembered in Thame on the War Memorial and on All Saints’ memorial board. He is also remembered on Haddenham war memorial
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France on 31st October 2015 by Cllr Linda Emery (Deputy Mayor of Thame) & Cllr Helena Fickling