John MILLER
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Number: 13051
Unit: 11th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 25 May 1916
Age:
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France

Little is known about John Miller other than he had been born in the parish of St Mary's C of E Church, Stockport and his parents lived at 29 Castle Street, Edgeley. His service number indicates he enlisted into the army during September 1914 and would have gone on active service a year later, on 25 September 1915.

John was seriously wounded in action and had been evacuated from the front line to either 30th or 42nd Casualty Clearing Station which operated at Aubigny (15 kilometres north west of the French town of Arras). There military surgeons would have done all they could to save his life but without success.

In the days preceding 25 May, the Battalion was in front line trenches at Neuville St Vaast, near Arras. The Battalion's War Diary gives no real detail about the tour of duty only mentioning that it was quiet and uneventful. However, as well as John, three other members of the Battalion were killed.

   
           
   
     
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