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Surname: Miller
Forename(s): Ernest
Service Number: D1956
Date of Birth: 18th August 1876
Force: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit: HMS Albion
Civilian Occupation: Fisherman
Parents: William and Susan Miller
Home address: 3 Sea View Terrace, Beer, Devon

Ernest Miller was born in Beer on 11th August 1876, the son of William Miller, a fishmonger, and his wife Susan.

He joined the Royal Naval Reserve on 6th September 1898, at which point he was living at 3 Sea View Terrace, and fishing on the E152.  His RNR record shows him as 5ft 9ins tall, with hazel eyes and a ruddy complexion. 

Ernest was called up on 3rd August 1914 and joined HMS Albion (see separate panel).  He served in the Mediterranean and in the Dardanelles.

Apart from brief periods ashore at Plymouth (HMS Vivid), Ernest stayed on Albion until he was demobilised on 11th February 1919.