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Name: Earl Glawson Miller Rank: Stoker Service No: 21692 Service: Royal Canadian Navy H.M.C.S. Ottawa Date of Birth: March 11, 1919 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: December 4, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 Feet, 8 ½ inches Weight: 133 lbs Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde Previous Military: Nelson Sea Cadets for 12 years Trade: Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion: Presbyterian Next of Kin: Benjamin Malcolm Miller (Brother) Halifax, NS Date of Death: September 13, 1942 Age at Death: 23 Memorial: Halifax Memorial (Nova Scotia, Canada) Memorial Reference: Panel 5. The 77th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 99 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 3 Earl Glawson Miller was the foster son of Frederick C. P. Miller (d. 1936), and of Bessie M. Miller of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Earl was the son of Myrtle Miller and Benjamin Whitehead. His father, born in Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, was a student lawyer in Halifax, NS. Earl’s had one brother Benjamin Malcolm born February 5, 1917 in Halifax who also served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Myrtle Miller was the daughter of Frederick and Bessie Miller. The two boys used the surname Miller. Benjamin legally changed his surname to Miller on January 25, 1984. Their mother Myrtle (Miller) Whitehead died May 3, 1939. Prior to enlistment in the RCN, he was a Fireman on the merchant ship the MV Victolite. He served on the mine-layer HMCS Sankaty between September 25, 1940 and November 5, 1940 and was transferred to HMCS Niagara where he served between November 5, 1940 and July 11, 1941. He then served on HMCS Ottawa from January 5, 1942 and was lost at sea when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-91 on September 13, 1942. 114 crewmen lost their lives. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial http://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol02/tnm_2_2_1-27.pdf
Earl Glawson Miller
HMCS Ottawa