This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Benjamin Barnett Miller or Marlinski
- Date of enlistment: 02.02.1915
- Place of enlistment: Wallthamstow, London
- Service no: 22878
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 15th Battalion (1st London Welsh)
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 32
- Date of Death: 11.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 4A
- Date of Birth: September 1884
- Place of Birth: Bethnal Green, London
- Address: 36 Hazelwood Rd, London
Esther Hester Barnett
Arthur Adolph Miller or Marlinski, 64-68 Nethergate, Dundee
Rose Miller or Marlinski
More about Benjamin Barnett Miller or Marlinski
This man was listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour as B. Miller, London Welsh Fusiliers, no one of that name and regiment is listed on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W. or the Scottish National War Memorial, (there is no regiment known as the London Welsh Fusiliers) although he is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour and in the Peoples Journal War Memorial Supplement of 1925 and his death was reported in the Dundee Courier and Peoples Journal. It would appear that Benjamin’s real name was Benjamin Barnett Marlinski, and he served in the army as Barnett Marlinski. Barnett is listed on the C.W.G.C. and S.D.G.W.
- Miller 1st London Welsh Fusiliers
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED.
Mr Arthur A. Miller, furrier, Nethergate, Dundee, has received intimation that his eldest son, Private B. Miller, of the 1st London Welsh Fusiliers, has been killed in action.
Private Miller enlisted on the outbreak of war, and has been ten months at the front. He was 32 years of age, and leaves a widow and four children.
Dundee Courier 21st July 1916
Intelligence has been conveyed to Mr A. A. Miller, furrier, Nethergate, that his eldest son, Private B. Miller, London Welsh Fusiliers, had been killed in action in France. Deceased who was well known in Dundee, joined the forces at the outbreak of the war, and had served ten months at the front before meeting his death. He is survived by a widow and four children.
Dundee Peoples Journal 22nd July 1916
Benjamin’s father Arthur was born in Lithuania and was married 4 times. First to Esther Hester Barnett in London 1884, then he married Minnie Maud Hughes in Rotherhythe 1902, he then married Annabella Brown in Dundee 1912 and finally Jessie Turnbull Robertson in Glasgow 1922.
Initial information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further additional information kindly supplied by Alf, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr, Alf McM & CLK (All members of the Great War Forum)
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