Reginald Albert Miller was born in Thame on 23th June 1920, the son of William and Louisa Hannah Miller gardener, of 78 Park Street Thame. He met Edna Linacre when she came to work in Thame in 1937 and they married in 1943 in Doncaster, Yorkshire. A son, Keith R Miller, who was born in Bentley, Doncaster in 1945.
At the outbreak of WW2 Reg enlisted in the Dorset Regiment (5725766, 1st Battalion) and served as a signaller with the 1st Dorsets during the siege of Malta. After resting in Alexandria his unit took part in the invasion of Sicily, returning to England in November 1943.
Because of their invasion experience the Dorsets took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944. He was killed on the 11th July in the push for Caen a few weeks later.
Reginald is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, France and remembered in Thame on the War Memorial and on St Mary’s Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Bayeux War Cemetery, France on 06th April 2015 by Steve Perry