SD6322 : Memorial to Private Miller

taken 7 years ago, near to Withnell, Lancashire, Great Britain

Memorial to Private Miller
Memorial to Private Miller
The memorial cross erected on the edge of St Paul's graveyard, facing the road, with a gap in the hedge.

The inscriptions read, on the shaft of the cross:
IN
MEMORY
OF
PRIVATE
JAMES
MILLER
V.C
THE KING’S OWN
(ROYAL LANCASTER
REGIMENT)

DIED FROM
WOUNDS ON
JULY 30TH 1916
AGED 26 YEARS

INTERRED AT
RECONDEL FRANCE

on the pedestal:
STORY OF THE HEROIC DEED
ORDERED TO TAKE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE UNDER
HEAVY FIRE AND TO BRING BACK A REPLY AT ALL COSTS,
PRIVATE MILLER,WHILE CROSSING THE OPEN, WAS
ALMOST IMMEDIATELY SHOT THROUGH THE BODY. IN SPITE
OF THIS, WITH HEROIC COURAGE AND SELF-SACRIFICE, HE
STRUGGLED ON, DELIVERED HIS MESSAGE, STAGGERED BACK
WITH THE ANSWER, AND FELL AT THE FEET OF HIS OFFICER.
HE GAVE HIS LIFE WITH A SUPREME DEVOTION TO DUTY.

and on the base:
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6315 2240 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.8038N 2:33.5751W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6315 2240
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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