George Henry MILLER
Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18
Service No: 13301
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Died: 09/05/1915 – Killed in action
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, France – Panel 28 to 30.
George’s parents were William & Rebecca Ann Miller . He was born in 1894 and baptised in Geddington parish church on 28th January 1894.
He was one of the first from the village to sign up on 31st August 1914, joining the Northants Battalion. He lost his life in one of the fiercest battles of the following year trying to secure Aubers Ridge and thus retake Lille from the Germans.
He is commemorated on the memorial as one of 13,400 young men who lost their lives between 9-10th May 1915. He has no known grave. His friend Fred Simons, who signed up with him also lost his life in the battle.
1901 Census: Malting Lane, Geddington
William Miller (father); Aged 46; general agricultural labourer; b. Rushton
Rebecca Miller (mother); Aged 46; b. Little Oakley
Lilly Miller (sister); Aged 11; b. Geddington
Charles Miller (brother); Aged 9; b. Geddington
George Miller; Aged 7; b. Geddington
Arthur Miller (brother); Aged 2; b. Geddington
1911 Census: Malting Lane, Geddington
William Miller (father); Aged 57; farm labourer – married 22 years
Rebecca Miller (mother); Aged 57; 4 children, all living
George Miller; Aged 17; engine cleaner
Arthur Miller (brother); Aged 12; errand boy