MILLER John Francis James Black
Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Pershore Cemetery.
Additional information on the memorial: Royal Engineers.
There is no record of a casualty by this name on Commonwealth War Graves Commission or Soldiers Died in the Great War.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
John Francis James Miller was born on 22nd October 1846 in India, the son of James and Martha Miller. James was a merchant and the family resided at Mazagon. John was baptised at Bycullah, Bombay, India on 22nd December 1846. On 31st January 1880 he married Lydia Chapman, spinster aged 21 by licence at Umritsur, Punjab, India. At the time of his marriage John was a Captain in the B.S. Corps.
On the 1901 census, John is resident in The Cottage, Little Comberton, Pershore with his 20 year old daughter, born in India, and 4 servants. He is recorded as a widower aged 54, retired Lt. Colonel, born in Bombay. John died in Pershore on 7th January 1917, aged 70.
Recruiting Officer John Francis James Miller, age 70, of Amerie Court, Pershore was buried in Pershore Cemetery on 10th January 1917. The ceremony was performed by Arthur H. Phelps.
Register of Burials in War Graves in Pershore Cemetery courtesy of Pershore Town Council.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: