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15 Mar 1917
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Pte Frank (Francis) George Miller, 27839, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on March 14th or 15th, 1917. Official records give the date as the 14th, letters from the front said 15th.
Lieut Harry T. Trowman wrote to widowed mother Mrs Miriam Miller at 17 Oxford Road, Luton: "It is with great regret that I write to tell you about your son, F. Miller. He was killed on the 15th when the battalion was about to attack in the neighbourhood of Achiet.
"I am, fortunately, able to tell you that he did not suffer, but was killed instantly. He had been buried by the battalion at a spot about half way between Miraumont and Aciet-le-Grand. He died doing his duty well and knowing that we were driving the enemy back."
Pte Miller, who was aged 38, was born in Leicester. He had worked for 20 years as an iron worker for Messrs Cranfield and Pease in Luton.
He had served for 10 years in the old Militia before enlisting in the Beds Regiment under the Derby Scheme in March 1916. He went to France at the end of July 1916.