b. 08/08/1878 Bristol. d. 09/06/1958 Bristol.
DATE OF EM ACTION: 07/09/1927 Bristol.
Lewis was one of eleven children born to Nicholai Soren and Louisa Miller (nee Reeves). His father was born in Denmark and his surname originally Moller was Anglicised to Miller. Lewis married Kate in c.1900 in Bristol and they had a son John, born in 1901. Lewis worked all of his life in the docks at Bristol. Sadly, Kate passed away, and Lewis remarried to Ada, who was 18 years his junior. Lewis died in Bristol on 9th June 1958, aged 79.
On the 7th September, 1927, the steamship” Endymion ” was being unloaded in the City Docks, Bristol, and was lying about twoor three feet away from the quay side. The cargo was being discharged by means of a crane which lifted the sacks from the ship to a platform about 20 feet above the quay level. A man named Johns who was assisting to pull the sacks inwards from the crane to the platform was struck by a sack and fell from the platform to the quay wall and then rolled into the water between the quay side and the ship. On observing Johns fall into the water Miller immediately jumped in and held him up bymeans of the chains at the water level until a rope was lowered. Miller then fastened Johns to the rope and first Johns and then Miller were pulled out of the water. There is no doubt that Miller was fully aware of the risk of being crushed between the wall and the ship, and of the difficulty and danger of rescuing Johns in the confined space. The Coroner, when holding an inquest on Johns, who subsequently died as a result of his in-juries, expressed very high admiration of Miller’s conduct and the jury also highly com-mended his action. This is the sixteenth occasion on which Miller has rescued persons from the water.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.