Edgar Stanley Miller was born in
By the time the 1901 census was taken he was a 12 year old scholar living with his family at Anchor Cottage, Barcombe. William and Joseph were still living there but Albert had moved to Mayfield and was living there with his family, while
was working as a housemaid at Little
Buckingham Farm, Old Shoreham. I can
find no trace of Edward or another daughter – Elizabeth – born around 1877. Alice
Chailey Parish Magazine notes him for the first time In November 1916 as Miller, Pte E S, 3rd Royal
, Sussex and
then repeats this information up to December 1917. In January 1918 however it notes that he is
now serving with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and this information is then
repeated up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919. England
Edgar's medal index card (above, courtesy of Ancestry) confirms his service with the two regiments giving his Royal Sussex Regiment number as 19565 and his KOSB number as 32133. He is noted by his full name, Edgar Stanley Miller. The British War and Victory Medal roll confirms that he served with the 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
It seems likely that, like his brothers Albert Miller, Joseph Miller and William Miller, Edgar was conscripted into the army. His Royal Sussex Regiment number dates to October 1916, which ties in nicely with a mention in the parish magazine the following month.