Sergeant Ernest William Albert Miller

Service number 1601
Ranks Held Private, Sergeant
Birth Place Australia: Western Australia, Cookernup
Death Date 1916-09-03
Death Place France
Final Rank Sergeant
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 51st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 51st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Sergeant Ernest William Albert Miller (1601, 51st Battalion) was born in Cookernup, WA, and was working as a grocer in Donnybrook, WA, when he enlisted in November 1915. Ernest was reported missing in action on 3 September 1916, but a soldier later reported having seen Ernest’s body lying in ruins at Mouquet Farm. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Ernest’s mother later wrote that he was 17 and a half years of age at the time of his death. Ernest’s father, Driver William Boyd Miller, also served in the AIF and was awarded a Military Medal.



Date of enlistment 20 November 1914
Date of embarkation 22 February 1915
Date of death 03 September 1916
Date of fate 03 September 1916