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Place of Birth: Askrigg, Yorkshire
Service No: 30292
Regiment / Corps / Service: East Yorkshire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion. (1st Hull)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXIX. E. 9.
CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ASKRIGG, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Miller (born 13 July 1898) was the son of George Coates and Margaret Miller, née Holmes. George was born at Woodhall and Margaret at Carlton-in-Coverdale, Yorkshire.
1901 Woodhall, Yorkshire Census: Farm House - Thomas Miller, aged 2 years, born Askrigg, Yorkshire, son of George C. and Margaret Miller. [George, Margaret and their children, were living with George's father Thomas Miller, widower.]
1911 Woodhall, Yorkshire Census: Thomas Miller, aged 12 years, born Askrigg, Yorkshire, son of George Coates and Margaret Miller. [George, Margaret and their children, were living with George's father Thomas Miller, widower.]
The British Army Service Record for Thomas Miller exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas Miller, 52310, W. York. R.; 30292, E. York. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Miller, 52310, 2/7th West Yorks.; 30292, 10th E. York. R. Died of Wounds. [Thomas served with the 2/7th Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (Leeds Rifles) when first going to France.]
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Thomas Miller, 30292, 10th Bn E. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 17.4.18 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - George. £4 13s. 10d. Mother of Legatee - Margaret. £4 0s. 0d.
The informal title of the 10th (Service) Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (1st Hull) was the Hull Commercials.
A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Yorkshire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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