Fred Miller

Private Frederick James Septimus Miller known as Fred. born 26th May 1898 and baptized 3rd July 1898 in St Peter’s Church Woolton. Father Thomas a Butler. Mother Margaret

In 1901 age 2 living with Father Thomas a Domestic Butler, Mother Margaret, brothers Willsam ? age 19, Arthur age 17, Walter age 12 and sisters Margaret E age 23, Janet R age 10, Lilias ? age 9, family living School Lane No 1 Doe Park Woolton.

In 1911 Frederick James age 11, Father Thomas now a widower and Mabel Johnson age daughter of Thomas and Eveline Johnson age 10 Grand daughter of Thomas. Family living at Ashton Square (off Speke Rd, School Lane) Woolton.

According to local newspaper Private F J S Miller age 19 son of Thomas of Ashton Sq Woolton. Fred employed as a steward on the steamship Warwickshire of the Bibby line. Fred was educated at St Peter’s boys School. and a scholar at Woolton Congregational Sunday School. and a attendant at the Congregational Church. Fred formerly a member of 2 gymnastic Clubs. Fred’s brothers Harold serving in the Royal Navy in the German East Africa. and Walter Miller in the South African Horse Artillery. The newspaper article mentioned that Fred was shot by a sniper  and killed on the 1st of December.

Both Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Who Died Great War 1914—1919 has Freds death as the 30th November 1917.

According to the Devereux database Museum of Liverpool at the Pierhead. Fred enlisted in the 1/10th Liverpool Scottish on the 16th August 1915 serial number 356573 and overseas 18th November 1915. The database mentions it was reported that Fred was shot by a sniper 1st December 1917. Fred the previous day day had done splendid work during an attack by the enemy on the post his unit was holding and help bomb the enemy back.

Frederick James Miller

Fred is Remembered with Honour Cambrai Memorial , Louveral .France