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6169, Mathew MILLER 52nd COY, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)


Lynn Derriman
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6169, Mathew MILLER 52nd COY, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

My GGGrandfather, Mathew MILLER, who died on 05 July 1916 is listed on the Thiepval Memorial. I have the commemoration certificate from the CWGC site.

I'm looking for a record which shows his date and place of birth, wife, mother and/or father and any other details/photos.

I have tried to look him up in the Kew archives, but failed miserably. Too complicated :blush:

I'd be grateful if anyone could kick me in the right direction please.

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Soldiers Effects Records show that his wife's name was Elizabeth.

Looks like she married again in 2nd quarter 1917 to a Richard T. Swift in Wigan.

BillyH.

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SDGW show that he was born in Pemberton, Lancs and enlisted in Wigan. He was formerly 19218 Border Regiment.

On the 1911 census, a Mathew Miller, a 25 year old coal miner, was living with wife Elizabeth and their three young chidren, at No.1 New Street, Pemberton.

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There is a possible 1911 census for him living at No.1 New Street, Pemberton.

25 year old Coal Miner, born in Pemberton. Elizabeth same age.

Three children, Beatrice aged 4, Alice aged 1+11 months, James aged 11 months.

BillyH.

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Many thanks for your replies BillyH and IPT. I must have the wrong record, because he's not my GGGrandfather.

I have a marriage cert which shows my GGGrandfather:

07.08.1905 Matthew Muller (22) bachelor married Sarah Brown (20) spinster in Cape Town, South Africa.

From my research I have gathered that they subsequently had 3 children:

1906 Mary Ann MULLER, 1909 Rebecca Rose MILLER and 1912 Charles Mathew Joseph MILLER

It's tricky, because the name is spelled MULLER in early records and MILLER in later records.

I have a marriage cert which shows that Sarah MULLER (nee Brown) remarried in 1919 and family heresay was that Mathew was KIA in WWI. This is why I grabbed the CWGC record it was the only one that came up on Family Search.

In retrospect, I would have thought that he'd have enlisted with the SAI and perhaps I should ask a researcher to go to the archives in Pretoria to get his military record.

Many thanks for your input.

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