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.