Lieut. Alexander Rowley Miller

Male 1880 - 1902  (22 years)


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  • Name Alexander Rowley Miller 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born 1880  Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1902  Kaffirkop Orange River Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate 19 Jul 1902  Londonderry, County Derry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 1535EDA2B4EF433D9E29E188F3AC64C9F871 
    Buried Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I13268  Treefive
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2015 

    Father Major Rowley Alexander Miller, Esq.,   b. 1850,   d. 16 Jun 1915, Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Ella Frances Mason,   d. 9 May 1911 
    Married 1876  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F3435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • With thanks to Annette Miller for this biography of Alexander:

      Lieut. ALEXANDER ROWLEY MILLER (1880-1902)

      Alexander Rowley Miller, the eldest son of Rowley Alexander and Ella Francis Mason, was born in May 1880 in Omagh, Ireland. He was educated at the Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, and Barbourne College, Worcester, Worcestershire.

      Alexander Rowley Miller was fond of all games and a good rider. He entered his regiment, 3rd Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in November, 1899. Soon after being gazetted he volunteered for active service and embarked for South Africa in March 1901. On arrival, he was attached for duty to the 1st battalion and afterwards served in Cape Colony with Col. Allenby's column in the Magaliesberg; and in the O.R.C. on the Kroonstad-Bethlehem blockhouse line.

      On one occasion he was chosen as the bearer of an important despatch to Lord Kitchener, which required him to ride through a very dangerous part of the country. For this duty, he was awarded a commission. He was then gazetted 2nd lieut. in the 1st Batt. on April 23rd 1902.

      He died 15 May 1902 at Kaffirkop Orange River Colony, South Africa from dysentery. He is buried at Bethlehem. A cross marks his grave.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5005] BAC460 Narrative - Alexander Rowley Miller and children by [LIVING PERSON], BAC460.

    2. [S4489] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1889) by Edward Walford, page 736 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    3. [S4490] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1892) by Edward Walford, page 720 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    4. [S4491] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1908) by Edward Walford, page 751 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    5. [S4492] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1909) by Edward Walford, page 765 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    6. [S4493] BOK The County Families of the United Kingdom (1911) by Edward Walford, page 781 (Miller, Rowley Alexander).

    7. [S4742] BOK169 Leslie - Armagh Clergy and Parishes, BOK169., pages 121, 349.