Miller, Edward “Scotty”

Regimental Number: 86953
Rank: Gunner
Branch: Canadian Field Artillery

Edward “Scotty” Miller was born on April 18, 1890 in Thurso, Scotland. In 1912 he came to Canada; he lived in Darlingford, Manitoba for a year, then moved on to Swift Current. Scotty enlisted in the Canadian army in Winnipeg at the beginning of the war, in December of 1914. In August of 1917 he was granted permission to marry Margaret Watt, who had also grown up in Thurso. In November of that year, Scotty received shrapnel wounds to his back and face. He came to the South Peace in April 191 and filed on homesteads at 9-70-11-W6 and 16-70-11-W6. Margaret, their two-year-old daughter Bessie, and Margaret’s brother George arrived in September of 1920. The couple had six children. Scotty died on August 2, 1981.

Source: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 286