John Isdale Miller DSO, DSC, RD, RNR

Born  16 Oct 1902Calcutta, India
Died  24 Dec 1941(39)HMS Salvia (K 97)

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24 Jul 1925 S.Lt.
29 Nov 1929 Lt.
29 Nov 1937 Lt.Cdr.


24 Apr 1940 DSO
Aug 1940 RD
3 Jun 1941 DSC
8 Jan 1942 Bar to DSC (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for John Isdale Miller, RNR

HMS Blackfly (FY 117)Lt.Cdr.ASW Trawler26 Sep 193925 Aug 1940
HMS Salvia (K 97)Lt.Cdr.CorvetteAug 194024 Dec 1941 (+)

Career information

Son of John Reginald Miller and Ida Miller neé Isdale.

Events related to this officer

Corvette HMS Salvia (K 97)

8 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Salvia (Lt.Cdr. J.I. Miller, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) is docked in the Gabarri Dock at Alexandria. (1)

23 Dec 1941
HMS Salvia (Lt.Cdr. J.I. Miller, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) picks up survivors from the British passenger ship Shuntien that was torpedoed and sunk north-east of Tobruk in position 32°06'N, 24°46'E by German U-boat U-559.

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)


  1. ADM 53/114910

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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