Great War Dundee
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Norman Heath Miller
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Howe Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 04.06.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Helles Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15
- Date of Birth: 24.07.1892
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: John N. Kyd & Co, Dundee, Jute Processors
Alice May Heath Miller, “Redroofs” Broughty Ferry
Thomas Leven Miller, “Redroofs” Broughty Ferry
More about Norman Heath Miller
Norman has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial. He attended Seafield House, Broughty Ferry from 1901-1907 gaining a scholarship to Bath College.
Norman`s father, Thomas, ran a successful jute processing business and the family lived at Red Roofs, Broughty Ferry. Norman was educated at Seafield Lodge, Broughty Ferry and Bath College before taking a course in Jute Manufacturing at Dundee Technical College in 1912 and studying the business in France and Germany. His brother, Kenneth, also fought in the war as a Lieutenant in the 4th Black Watch.
Commissioned as a sub lieutenant in Clyde Division RNVR onboard HMS Unicorn on 12th August 1912 Norman fought with the Howe Battalion at the Defence of Antwerp in 1914. He was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant on 24th December 1914 and went to the Dardanelles in early 1915, as second in command of a company of 200 men. He was killed at the 3rd Battle of Krithia on 4th June 1915.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, further information kindly supplied by Hugh Macrae
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