Norman Albert Miller signature

On this day in 1915, Norman Albert Miller signed up in Belleville. He was born on June 27th, 1894 in Tyendinaga, the son of Alexander Miller and Lydia (née Maracle), who were Mohawks.

Miller joined the 80th Battalion with the regimental number 220322. He was described as five feet five inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair. His service record shows that he was later transferred to the 74th, 51st and 38th Battalions. He arrived in France with the 38th Battalion on August 13th, 1916.

On June 28th, 1917 Miller received severe gunshot wounds to the shoulder and hand. He was sent to England to recover and rejoined the 38th Battalion in November 1917. He was transferred to the 4th Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps in May 1918 and appointed Lance Corporal in September of that year.

Norman arrived back in Halifax on the RMS Olympic in June 1919 and was demobilized on June 16th, 1919 in Kingston. He married Mary Lillian Gowdy on April 23rd, 1920 in Tweed. He died in Brantford on May 20th, 1977.

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