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~ In Memory Of ~



Roger Temple Pattle

May 24, 1934 - Nov. 9, 1997

Holbrook, Suffolk, England

Norman Hamilton Miller

Nov. 25, 1925 - Nov. 25, 1996

Kingsville, Victoria, Australia


Image 1:At the helm of "Carte Blanche."
        Image 2: Giving away his daughter, Sue, 9 May, 1987.

Founder & researcher of the Pattle Family Tree:

Son of Horace Leonard Pattle & Beatrice Temple Pattle

Brother of Mary Pattle Hover.

Husband of Jean Parsons Pattle.

Father of Michael Robert and Susan Pattle Hooton.

Roger retired in 1993 as Principal Engineer (C.Eng., M.I.Mech. E.) for Anglian Water Engineering & Business Systems, Colchester, Essex.  He had already devoted many years to founding and researching the Pattle Family Tree.  An excellent sailor all his life, he was never happier than when at the helm of his gaff-rigged Deben four-tonner, "Carte Blanche". There was usually a family dog on board too. His sense of humour was always evident in his quiet remarks and chuckles. Roger headed various groups such as Balhaven (owners of beach huts at Wrabness, Essex); Wrabness Action Group; Wrabness Nature Preserve, where there is a bench dedicated to him. The book "Brewanss" was put together by Roger - a history of the Wrabness foreshore. A family man, he has two grandsons, William and Joseph.

Being "Grandad" to William.

Roger at right, enjoying Retirement Day, 1993.

The Skipper & his sister, Mary

Guarding the exit to stairs!  Black blob is "Barney," off-duty.

Roger & Jean, George Batchelor-Russell and Roger's sister, Mary, 1961.

Roger & Patsy ~ around 1952

Proud grandparents - Norm, June and Georgia, 1994.

Researcher of the Pattle Family Tree.

Son of Albert Henry Miller & Vera Pattle.

Brother of Kathleen, Muriel, William & Robert.

Husband of June Margot McDonald.

Father of Denise Kathleen Miller Lloyd &
Ian Hamilton Miller

Retired as an Inspector in the Victoria Police, Mounted Division, Norman was an amateur magician; he coached table tennis; was a rifle target shooter, stamp collector, and a member of the International Police Association. He had appeared on many televison game shows, winning over $10,000 in prizes. He was a devoted family man, with four grandchildren: Christopher, Richard, Chelsea and Georgia.

A gift from Norm to Mary!

Before retirement

Norm, the Magnificent!