Miller, Hugh Charles

SH 206378 Rifleman Hugh Charles Miller was born 24 May 1937 and raised in Booksley, Saskatchewan.

He enrolled in the Regular Army on 12 March 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On completion of his depot training, Rifleman Miller was posted to the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Rifles. Early in 1958 he arrived in Germany as a reinforcement for the 2nd Battalion. He joined the Signals Platoon and quickly became an active participant in the various sports teams. He played on the winning Little Grey Cup team for two consecutive years.

On 12 August 1961 he married the former Marjorie MacKenzie of Calgary. As son Kirk, was born 12 May 1962.

Rifleman Miller died 28 July 1962, aged 25 as a result of his injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Calgary that same day. [Rifleman George Edward Thomas appears to have died as a result of the same accident.]

He was buried 1 August 1962 in the Field of Honour, Queen’s Park Cemetery,  Calgary, Alberta with full military honours.

From the 1962 issue of The Powder Horn

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"

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