MILLER, CURTIS HARRISON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of John and Enid Murial Miller, of Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
F/57400
Engagement
1943-08-21
Disembarked
1944-06-09, France
Date of death
1944-10-18
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row C | Grave 7

"OUR DARLING SON CURTIS, GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. MOTHER AND DAD"

Military grave
Additional info

The North Nova Scotia Highlanders war diary reports on October 18, 1944: Weather - damp and cool.
"B" Company moved forward and cleared farm at 115126 (crossroad Oranjedijk / Het Molentje, IJzendijke, Netherlands). "A" Company moved up and cleared area 110133 (crossroad Statendijk / Het Molentje, IJzendijke, Netherlands). "B" Coy then moved forward to dyke and road junction 105120 (Oranjedijk / Willemsweg (N61), IJzendijke, Netherlands). "A" coy moved to 098128 (Groeneweg / Willemsweg / Statendijk). "D" Coy occupied 110133. Command Post moved to 115124 (crossroad Oranjedijk / Het Molentje, IJzendijke, Netherlands). The whole operation was carried out without a shot being fired, but we lost three carriers from mines, our first casualties from mines. It rained hard today and Command Post settled in a little house that had not been harmed. The Scouts moved up around the Command Post and plans were made to move "C" Company up at first light.

No retreating footsteps by Will Bird:
Major Wright went out in his jeep and as he drove to B.H.Q. the carrier ahead of him passed a horse that was staying along side of the road. Suddenly there was a loud explosion and when Wright stopped his jeep and looked back the horse had vanished. It had been blown to bits of hair and flesh. It carrier had been blown into the ditch. Privates A. McDougall and C.H. Miller were killed. Sgt. T.W. MacKay and Pte. H.T. Myra were badly wounded. Major Wright managed to get the wounded men into his jeep and drove them to the R.A.P. 

CURTIS HARRISON, MILLER
Curtis Harrison Miller. Ph. provided by Enid Miller.
Jagershof, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands 1944.
Drawing temporary burial. Jagershof, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands.