A Book of Remembrance for the War Fallen of Hayling Island

Sub-Lieutenant Andrew Lyall Miller
H.M.S. ‘Bambara’, Royal Naval Reserve

S/Lt Miller

Son of Comdr. Alexander Alfred Lyall Miller, formerly R.N., and Evelyn Mary Miller, of Windfalls, now 58, Sinah Lane, Hayling Island. Andrew, always known as ‘Dusty’, served as a midshipman in the Repulse, sunk along with the Prince of Wales.

He survived this by jumping 80 feet from a mast and swimming to a lifeboat. He then transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, training in Ceylon, where he died in a Beaufighter crash. Mrs Mary Vine, Sinah Lane, was his first cousin. Andrew was a great friend of Christopher Snell.

Date of Death: 17/02/1944;   Age 21.
Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka,
Grave Ref., 2. C. 10.