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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: CLAUD NORIE-MILLER Reply with quote

A memorial bell (No. 31) in the carillion contained within the tower at St. John's Kirk, Perth;



IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. CLAUD NORIE-MILLER, R.A.S.C.,
ELDEST SON OF FRANCIS NORIE-MILLER
OF CLEEVE,
WHO WAS DROWNED BY SINKING OF
THE TRANSPORT "TRANSYLVANIA"
ON 4TH MAY, 1917.
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI.
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Name: NORIE-MILLER, CLAUD
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Age: 32
Date of Death: 04/05/1917
Additional information: Son of Mr. F. Norie-Miller, of Cleeve, Perth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: SAVONA MEMORIAL

From ROLL OF HONOUR OF THE PARISH OF TIBBERMORE:

LIEUT. CLAUD NORIE-MILLER, aged 34 years, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Norie-Miller, of Cleeve, eductaed at Ardvreck, Crieff, and Glenalmond College, received an appointment in the General Accident Assurance Corporation, and aftervisiting various foreign branches was appointed manager for Canada. He joined the canadian Forces early in 1916, and on returning home was gazetted to the Royal Army Service Corps, Motor Transport, when he volunteered for Egyptian Service. Drowned at sea from 'Transylvania', torpedoed off the coast of Genoa, 4th May, 1917. He could have saved himself, but gave up his place to another.

*The liner Transylvania, Lt. S. Brennell, R.N.R., completed just before the outbreak of the First World War, was taken over for service as a transport on completion. She was designed to accommodate 1,379 passengers but the Admiralty fixed her capacity at 200 officers and 2,860 men, besides crew.

She was carrying nearly this number when she left Marseilles for Alexandria on May 3rd, 1917, with an escort of two Japanese destroyers, the Matsu and the Sakaki. At 10 a.m. on the 4th the Transylvania was struck in the port engine room by a torpedo from a submarine. At the time the ship was on a zig
zag course at a speed of 14 knots, being two and a half miles S. of Cape Vado, Gulf of Genoa. She at once headed for the land two miles distant, while the Matsu came alongside to take off the troops, the Sakaki meanwhile steaming around to keep the submarine submerged. Twenty minutes later a torpedo was seen coming straight for the destroyer alongside, which saved herself by going astern at full speed.

The torpedo then struck the Transylvania and she sank very quickly, less than an hour having elapsed since she was first hit. Lt. Brennell, one other officer and ten men of the crew, 29 military officers and 373 other ranks were killed.
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