A Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £460

Estimate: £200 - £240

Three: Second Lieutenant C. W. Miller, West Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in action on the Western Front at Hill 60 on the first day of the Battle of Messines, 7 June 1917

1914-15 Star (2. Lieut. C. W. Miller. W. York. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. C. W. Miller.); Memorial Plaque (Charles Wilde Miller) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure, extremely fine (4) £200-£240


Charles Wilde Miller was born in Whitechapel, Middlesex, on 14 December 1892 and was educated at King Edward’s Grammar School, Birmingham. He attested for the 3rd County of London Yeomanry in London on 18 October 1910, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment on 13 February 1915. He served with the 11th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 25 August 1915, and was killed in action at Hill 60 on the first day of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917, on which date the Battalion suffered 6 officers killed and nine wounded, and 253 other ranks killed, wounded, or missing. He is buried in Railway Dugout Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium.

Miller is mention in the book ‘They Called it Passchendaele’, by Lyn Macdonald. Sold with copied research.