Saturday, November 11, 2017

In Remembrance: Pvt. Frank Miller B/55391, Algonquin Regiment, Canadian 4th Armoured Division - August 9th, 1944 'Falaise Gap'

Frank Miller at the Algonquin Regiment training camp in northern Ontario

In memory of my great uncle, Pvt. Frank Miller (Müller), who served in the Algonquin Regiment in the Second World War. 

He was a son of recent Austrian immigrants to Canada.

Frank was killed in action August 9, 1944 - fighting as part of the ill-fated 'Worthington Force' - a battlegroup which became lost and isolated behind German lines. After fierce fighting, the force was overrun by units of the 12th SS Panzer Division.


The Saskatchewan War Memorial on the grounds of the Provincial Legislature


Frank rests at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Normandy. 



His family remembers.


10 comments:

  1. We will remember him and all the brave men that fought and died for our liberty...

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  2. I'm french....thank's to your great uncle to have come in France to liberate us. Thank's you all.

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  3. The Worthington brothers lived not far from where I grew up in Vancouver. Both killed in the war. There's a touching memorial to them, and to other local boys who didn't make it home, in a small park overlooking English Bay.

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  4. Thanks for this post, Curt.
    Here's to Pvt. Frank Miller!

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  5. Clansman, thank you for sharing this. During my recent visit, while in Garrick I was looking over the list of locals who fought. As you know, so many of those small towns saw a large share of their young men go off to war. Your tribute here, and work on The Great War, are much appreciated. In the hustle of every day life it is easy to take for granted the many privileges we enjoy and the high cost that was paid. Thank you.

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  6. Thank you for all the kind words everybody, it's much appreciated.

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