A Collection of Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021
Sold for £260
Estimate: £240 - £280
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (Lieut. P. T. Miller. Middlesex Regt.); 1914-15 Star (Capt. P. T. Miller, R.W. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. P. T. Miller) light contact marks otherwise very fine (4) £240-£280
FootnotePaul Tennant Miller was born on 25 January 1883 and was educated as Marlborough College. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment on 23 November 1901, he served with the 5th Battalion in South Africa during the final stages of the Boer War, before resigning his commission in 1902 and going up to Pembroke College, Cambridge, to read Law.
Following the outbreak of the Great War Miller attested for the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps, and was promptly discharged to a commission as Temporary Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers on 15 October 1914. Promoted Captain, he transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 5 October 1915, and served with the 9th Battalion on the Western Front. At a Medical Board held in January 1917, he was found to have been suffering from shell shock sustained in France on 17 February 1916. He subsequently served at home in 12th Battalion, and later became attached to the Labour Corps. He was awarded Silver War Badge No. B45769 in December 1918, and died at Uckfield, Sussex, in 1931.
Note: The Orange Free State clasp is not confirmed on the medal roll, however a supplementary Q.S.A. medal roll indicates entitlement to clasps for Transvaal and South Africa 1902. Sold with extensive copied research.