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George Miller
  Regiment   Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - 8th Battalion  
  Service No. - Rank   35603 - Sergeant  
  Date of Death   4th September 1917 aged 31  
  Buried   Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece, plot 6, row D, grave 35  
  CWGC Certificate   Click to Download  

Born in Portadown, before the war he was employed at Queen’s Island, (the shipyard), enlisted at Belfast and served originally in the Royal Irish Rifles (12069). Transferred to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 8th Battalion (35603). At 1am on 4 September 1917 a force of about 200 Bulgarians attacked the trenches on Dova Tepe East (the hill at about 41.271 22.916 on Google Earth) held by Z Company, 8th Bn DCLI. They were driven back for the loss of 10 men killed (Serjeants Millar and O'Neill, L/Corporal Deller, and Privates Bennett, Hunt, Hurley, Kent, Newsham, Richards and Thoday) and one officer and 11 ORs wounded. He was the son of Mr. William Miller and Mrs. A. Millar of 7 Innes Place, Belfast. His wife lived at Lambeg.