Regimental Number: H602673
Carlyle was born on April 4, 1917 at Vista, Manitoba to Otto and Jane (Rusch) Miller. He had two brothers, Aldred, Carmen and a younger sister Lorraine. The Miller family farmed in Manitoba until 1941 when they decided to move to the Peace District.
Carlyle enrolled for service with the Royal Canadian Army on April 9, 1942 at Winnipeg, Manitoba and was transferred to Portage La Prairie for training. Carlyle was placed in a low medical category in June 1942 due to a knee injury. Private Carlyle Miller received his official discharge on December 1, 1943; served in Canada and received the War Medal 1939-45.
In 1942, Carlyle married Dorothy Baker, also from Vista, Manitoba. The young couple decided to move west later the same year. They lived near the hamlet of Bezanson for over a year and then moved to Peter Moon’s property where Carlyle managed the farming operation and Dorothy maintained the household. Dorothy and Carlyle had six children; Margaret, Beverly, Lynn, Christie, Joanne and Barbara.
When Peter Moon passed away in 1964, the Miller’s inherited the property. They continued to farm and raise cattle. Carlyle also went into business for himself custom grain hauling.
Carlyle passed away on November 7, 1990 and was buried at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
Contributed by Wanda Zenner
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