Miller entered the Navy in 1880 and after service during the Egyptian campaign of 1882 went to the Audacious on the China Station until 1884. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1890 and then served successively in the Partridge in the West Indies, 1890 to 1892, the Speedwell in the Channel, 1892, and the Howe in the Mediterranean, 1893 to 1894. From 1894 until 1897 he was in the East Indies in the Bonaventure, from 1897 to 1900 on the North America and West Indies Station in the Pearl and from 1901 to 1903 on the China Station in the Talbot. He was promoted to commander in 1903 and to captain in 1908, serving subsequently on the Australian Station and in home waters. During the First World War he commanded ships in the Grand Fleet. He became a rear-admiral in 1920 and vice-admiral in 1922. He retired the same year and died in a motoring accident four years later.
The papers were presented by Mr J. Patrick Stevenson in 1950. They consist of a continuous series of logs, 1882 and 1903, and a diary, 1887 to 1890.
1867-01-01 - 1926-12-31
Miller, Charles Blois
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Miller, Charles Blois, Vice-Admiral, 1867-1926 (MIL)