Pte Alexander James Miller 19-C-8

Alexander was born on January 8 1924, the son of Alexander and Mary Miller of High River Alberta.

He was a farmer and member of the Presbyterian Church.

He enlisted on March 19 1943 in Calgary and he went overseas on September 1 to the UK and on June 23 1944  to France  and he was taken on strength then to the Canadian Scottish Regiment (CanScots). He was wounded on November 7 due to an accident  and he was therefore sent back to the UK. He recovered then and he went on February 17 1945 back to the mainland and was taken on strength again to his regiment which was involved in the operation Veritable in West Germany.

Alexander was killed in action on Monday April 2 1945 age 21 during the afternoon in the C Coy of the CanScots just outside the village of Wehl. They wanted to advance along a railway into the direction of the village of Didam. The village of Wehl is about three kilometres of the village of Kilder. He was hit while driving in a Bren carrier by a German bazooka and he was instantly killed. There also were some wounded soldiers during the fight who were transported to an emergency hospital.

He was temporarily buried at the cemetery near the church in Kilder before being reburied on January 24 1946 then in Groesbeek.

On his headstone: Sleep on, beloved, Take thy rest; We love thee well But Jesus loves thee best.

His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.