Miller, Robert Eric

Miller, Robert Eric

Bob died in April 1985.

Whilst at College he was Captain of House and Vice-Captain of School. He was an all-rounder gaining 1st team colours for Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Squash and Athletics. He was Captain of Hockey and Athletics, Drum major in the JTC and Senior Sacristan. he showed initiative, ability and responsibility whilst at Hurst.

On leaving school he went straight into the army. Towards the end of the war he joined the 13th/18th Royal Hussars which was at the time stationed near the Hartz mountains in Germany. With Hugh Franks (HJ), who was a lifelong friend, he quickly established Regt Rugby and athletics teams that won many British Army Championships throughout the BAOR. But it is as a Troop leader that he is best remembered in those difficult days of occupation. There were frequent occasions when Displaced Persons needed all the help and succour they could get. Bob was often on patrol with his troop and met many of those sad. unhappy and frightened individuals. He went out of his way to lead them to areas where help would be available.

When he left the army he attended London University where he read architecture. Bob had exceptional talents as an architect, always setting the highest standards for himself and his associates. later he joined Fitzroy Robinson, eventually becoming a Senior Partner and founding an office in Hove. He was a Sussex man and perhaps he was happiest in the world of sport – and Sussex had plenty to offer. But for the war he might have played cricket for Sussex but he followed other activities playing squash and golf up to the last years of his life. he loved best of all his period as Captain of his golf club in Brighton.
bob was a kind and thoughtful man, often recalling his days at Hurst with much affection. It was perhaps fitting that he attended with his wife who survives him the last Carol Service in Chapel before he died.

7 April 2004 .

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