(Service number 12/775 (12/755 in Nominal Rolls))
|Aliases||aka Hugh KENNEDY|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||2nd Lieutenant|
|Date||5 October 1884||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||22 Calliope Road, Devonport, Auckland|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W. MILLER (father), Grocer, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Auckland Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Star of India or Waimana|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Auckland Regiment|
|Military Awards||Military Cross|
Award Circumstances and Date
London Gazette 2 November 1918
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
16 August 1918 - wounded for second time at Pusieres, Western Front.
|Date||20 November 1955||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne|
|Memorial Reference||RSA Section, Plot 228|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Hugh Miller was the son of William Donald and Elizabeth Philip Miller. He was educated at Timaru Main School. He was amongst the first to enlist and embarked with the Main Body in 1914. He secured a commission in February 1918 and was posted again to the Auckland Battalion. Hugh Miller was awarded the Military Cross after he was wounded (for second time) on 16 August 1918 at Pusieres on the Western Front. While leading his attacking sections, he came "under heavy fire from an enemy machine-gun in front. He promptly rushed forward with a Lewis gun and, under cover of his fire, enabled his sections to advance and take the position, capturing two machine-guns and seventeen prisoners. He showed great courage and promptitude. "Hugh arrived back in New Zealand on Duty Furlough in December 1918. He married Marion Elizabeth Strong in 1919 soon after his return to New Zealand. .
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 May 2018]; Timaru Herald, 23 november 1918, Otago Daily Times, 27 November 1918, New Zealand Herald, 26 December 1918, Press, 2 January 1919 (Papers Past) [21 & 27 May 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 May 2018]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [25 May 2018]; Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne, records [27 May 2018]
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