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Robert N Miller - death WW2
« on: Monday 29 May 17 16:24 BST (UK) »
Hi All, I am trying to find details of my uncle. He died, according to family tales, during WW2 when he was on his way back to the front after home leave. My Dad said it was a troop train that was bombed. I have found his death - September 1943. He died in hospital so the bomb may have been earlier. His name was Robert N. Miller. I have an idea at the back of my mind that the N was for Newton, but I have no idea if that is true or not. Also, his will was done in Llandudno. I have no idea why when he was living, I think, in Liverpool. Anyone know how to investigate this further?

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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 May 17 16:45 BST (UK) »
Hello and welcome to Rootschat! 
Have you tried the Commonwealth War Graves site?  http://www.cwgc.org/
Searching for Miller, Robert N killed WWII brought up 111 results which show age at death, regiment and other details that might help you find him.
Good luck with your research!
Heather
Rassell - South Hayling/Portsea/Chelsea,  Hellyer - Totnes/Islington,  Roots - Hackney,  Edden - St Pancras

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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 May 17 16:51 BST (UK) »
Hello and welcome to Rootschat! 
Have you tried the Commonwealth War Graves site?  http://www.cwgc.org/


There is no Robert N Miller listed in 1943. http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1

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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 May 17 17:05 BST (UK) »
Also, his will was done in Llandudno. I have no idea why when he was living, I think, in Liverpool. Anyone know how to investigate this further?

Wills were done in LLandudno in the war period - I would imagine the office would have been moved out of London
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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 May 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Did he live in Bristol at any time, there is this which might tie in with Birth 1923 Bristol and death 1941 Liverpool
  http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/bhr/Main/ww2/6_15.htm
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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 May 17 17:16 BST (UK) »
Probably not, looks like he died in Bristol, civilian war dead.

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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 May 17 17:24 BST (UK) »
May not be your man but...
Liverpool Daily Post Jan 10th 1941

Miller- died through enemy action, driver Robert Newton Miller (Bristol AFS).Duty nobly done.Sadly missed by all who knew him and sorrowing parents Anthony and Jane Alex Miller. Funeral at West derby Cemetery on Monday next  at 11 am.

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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 May 17 17:38 BST (UK) »
Hi again
Marriage 1922 Liverpool
Jane Alex Harding and Anthony J Miller

I mention only because you have a couple of posts mentioning surname Harding.
It does nt quite fit your story but a few coincidences.
Cathy :)
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Re: Bomb Lime Street Station
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 May 17 17:40 BST (UK) »
is this the probate you found?
Robert JOHN Miller
28 Boswell Street, Liverpool
Died 30th September 1943
at Smithdown Road Hospital Liverpool
Probate to Owen Ellis Wynne, Book keeper
Probate at Llandudno 14th December 1943
620 8s 5d

Added: I think this one was 80 ;D