Charles Edward Miller signature

Charles Edward Miller, a riveter, signed up in Vancouver on this day in 1918. He was born in Deseronto on June 27th, 1890, the son of Henry Allen Miller and Electa Maria (née Lighthall). He married Clara Lee in Ernestown on November 13th, 1909 and in 1911 the couple were living in Wiarton, Ontario with their two children. When he enlisted, they were living at 122 Stevens Street, Kingston. Miller joined the army with the regimental number 2771378.

His service record shows that Miller left Canada for Siberia with the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force on the SS Empress of Japan on October 11th, 1918. He was diagnosed with influenza eight days after he enlisted, and was in hospital until November 19th. He returned to Canada in April 1919 on the SS Monteagle. He spent time in Barriefield Field Hospital being treated for syphilis and gonorrhea from May 11th until June 26th and was demobilized in Kingston on June 30th, 1919.

Miller died on March 18th, 1948.

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