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Harry B 'Dusty' Miller
Royal Marine

 

My father was Harry B 'Dusty' Miller, a Royal Marine who served aboard HMS Repulse and managed to survive the sinking. I have only just found this forum, so I am sorry to have taken long in posting anything! However, the reason for posting is twofold; firstly he was so very proud to have served on board so elegant and powerful a ship. And he was proud to have been a Royal Marine. I suppose, in many ways, he stayed in the Corps and stayed on board until he died. 

Secondly, I would like to contact any member of the Association who knew my father. I never managed to meet more than a few of you. Now that I have a son of my own I would rather like to be able to tell him a bit about his grandfather - sort of fill in the blanks. 

For those that didn't know, he died 5 years ago. He had a super service with some of his old friends to watch him go, a standard from the British Legion, several 'in-service' uniforms and a bugler in dress uniform to play the last post. The dedication was Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Crossing of the Bar" 

The whole family was enormously touched by everyone's sympathy. Mind you, he did pass away in Luxor after a fine meal, having seen the Valley of the Kings - so he was in fairly good company! The last photo taken was of him in a Jelabiah a fez, glass in one hand, cigarette in the other with a huge smile on his face! 

Please contact myself or Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Sebastian Miller 

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

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