The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Monica Victoria Miller

MILLER, Monica Victoria, née Law

Monica Victoria Law was born in 1897 in Wolverhampton to John Law and Annie Thompson. She was the seventh of their eight children, all of whom were alive in 1911. John Law, who had been born in Sydney, Australia was Manager of a File Works and the family lived in Tettenhall in Wolverhampton city. They were living in Ambleside when Monica married Ronald Fife Miller on the 16th of September 1918.

Ronald Fife Miller was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who had been awarded the Military Cross for bravery in the field in 1916. They appear to have spent their honeymoon in Ireland and were returning to England on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. They survived the sinking though Monica Miller was taken to St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire after her ordeal.

Monica Miller subsequently gave birth to three children, Gwendoline in 1919, James in 1920 and Patricia in 1922 all in Wolverhampton. However in the 1939 Register Ronald Fife Miller was living in Parkdale, Wolverhampton with Edith Lois Kirk, named as his wife in the register though the official marriage registration wasn’t until 1947. He gave his occupation as Manager of an Iron Foundry. Monica Miller has not been found in the Register, and only the youngest child Patricia, who was at school, was located. Ronald Fife Miller died in 1962 aged sixty-seven while Monica died in Bullingdon, Oxfordshire in 1985, still using the name Fife Miller.




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