Source: April 1917 Casualty
No. 3 Canadian General Hospital, (McGill)
A.P.O.3., B.E.F. France,
17th June 1917.
Mrs. Albert Miller,
Kent Co. Ont.
I am in receipt of your letter inquiring for particulars of the death of your son, No. 226140, Pte. A.E. Miller of the 18th Bn.
He was wounded on April 10th, sustaining a severe compound fracture of the right thigh. The dreaded gas gangrene set in in the wound, and it was necessary to amputate the thigh. This was done at a hospital near the front on the 12th, and there was not further continuance of the gas gangrene spreading. His general condition was very serious. He had persistent vomiting, and his mind was wandering, periods of restlessness alternating with unconsciousness. There were signs of pneumonia in the right lung. He died at 7.a.m. on the 15th April, and was buried in the Bouloggne [sic] Military Cemetery.
His personal belongings were all forwarded to the Army Headquarters here in France. These are very carefully looked after, and sent to the next of kin, but usually takes some time to reach their destination. Please accept my very sincere sympathy for you in your sad loss.
Yours very truly,
H.S. Birkett Col. A.M.S.
O.C. No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill)