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Frederick Miller (VC)

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Role  Armed force officer
Awards  Victoria Cross
Name  Frederick Miller
Rank  Lieutenant colonel
Battles/wars  Crimean War
Service/branch  British Army
Unit  Royal Artillery
Battles and wars  Crimean War

Frederick Miller (VC)
Born  10 November 1831 Radway-under-Edge Hill, Warwickshire (1831-11-10)
Buried at  Garden of Remembrance Observatory
Died  February 17, 1874, Cape Town, South Africa
Similar People  Francois Certain Canrobert, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, FitzRoy Somerset - 1st Baron, Pierre Bosquet, Franz Roubaud

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Miller VC (10 November 1831 – 17 February 1874) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Miller was 22 years old, and a lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place at the Battle of Inkerman for which he was awarded the VC.

For having, at the battle of Inkermann, personally attacked three Russians, and with the gunners of his Division of the Battery, prevented the Russians from doing mischief to the guns which they had surrounded. Part of a Regiment of English infantry had previously retired through the Battery in front of this body of Russians.

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He later achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel. His VC is on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum, London.

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Frederick Miller (VC) Wikipedia


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