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News from Bletchley

The Fenny Stratford and Bletchley newspaper from the end of Victoria's reign provides a detailed insight into the formation of the Bletchley band

A new newspaper in the 1930's continues the story.

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April 28, 1917
Young Filgrave Soldier's Death From Wounds
Private Albert Miller, Bedfordshire Regt., youngest son of Mrs. Miller of Filgrave, who as previously stated in these columns, had been badly wounded in the abdomen by gunshot, succumbed to his injuries in the 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, on April 28. The official news of the young soldier's death was received by Mrs. Miller from the Records Office on Wednesday, and on the same day the bereaved mother received a message of sympathy from the King and Queen (through Lord Derby), from the Army Council, and also from Mr. and Mrs. Konig, of Tyringham House. Only 20 years of age, Pte. Miller received his fatal wounds in the new offensive movement recently started by Sir Douglas Haig, and in Filgrave and the neighbourhood, as well as at Whaddon where the family are well known the news of the death of a promising and gallant young soldier has been received with sincere regret. He enlisted at the outbreak of war when employed in Olney Tannery. Two other of Mrs. Miller's sons are in the army.
The Bucks Standard
May 5, 1917