May 15, 1916 (Lowville, NY) – October 1, 1944; 28 years old
Married to Edna Snyder Miller (1918-1988)
One son, Francis L. Miller (1940-2021)
Enlisted on March 2, 1944
Last local address: 43 First Street, Norwalk
Service number 42085963
Unit: 7th Armored Division, 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, Company A

Born to John M. (1880-1955) and Ethel Ahdell Lordy Tardy Miller (1890-1940). Brother, Edwin (1917-1977).

Died at the Battle of Overloon, Netherlands. He had been assigned overseas for two weeks when he was killed in action.


From The Norwalk Hour November 11, 1944

Syracuse, N.Y. — Private John T. Miller, 28, was killed in action in Holland on October 1, according to notification received by his wife, Mrs. Edna Miller, of Oakwood Avenue, this city. Private Miller graduated from High School in New York City. He is a former resident of Norwalk, Connecticut. Other survivors include a son, Francis L. Miller; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Miller, and a brother, Edwin Miller, all of Norwalk, Connecticut.

From The Norwalk Hour November 18, 1947

Mayor Irving C. Freese today requested that flags at all public buildings be lowered to half-mast Wednesday when the body of Private John T. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Miller, 43 First Street, will arrive in Norwalk, the first of local serviceman killed in action overseas to be returned here. Private Miller was killed in action in Holland on October 2, 1944. A color guard and military escort from the local servicemen’s organizations and State Guard will meet the 12:28 P.M. train bringing the body to Norwalk and will escort it to the Ganung Funeral Home. The mayor’s White Fleet Memorial Committee will be in charge of funeral arrangements. Services will be held at the Ganung Funeral Home Thursday at 2 P.M. with the Rev James Zeigler pastor of the Community Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at the American Legion plot in Riverside Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded.

From The Norwalk Hour November 11, 1947

Private Miller is buried at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 11, Plot 1. Photo by webmaster.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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