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  • Name: Henry James MILLER
  • D.O.B: 28th November, 1900
  • D.O.A: 29th April, 1940
  • D.O.D: 29th April, 1940
  • Award: George Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Able Seaman, HM Submarine Unity, Royal Navy

The North Sea Off Blyth. 29 April 1940

29 April 1940

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The Second World War 1939 - 40 

On 29 April 1940 HM Submarine Unity set out from Blyth on her way to Norwegian waters. In poor visibility at night she collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Atle Jarl, which was en route from Scotland to the Tyne. Unity sank within five minutes. Lieutenant J N A Low and Able Seaman H J Miller were awarded posthumous EGMs for their gallantry in attempting to facilitate the escape of her crew by remaining in the control room on board the sinking vessel.


 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the following posthumous Awards for gallantry in one of H.M. Submarines:– The Medal of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for Gallantry. The late Lieutenant John Niven Angus Low, Royal Navy, H.M. Submarines. The late Able Seaman Henry James Miller, P/J.55387, H.M. Submarines. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 16 August 1940. 16 August 1940, Numb. 34924, p. 5059

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