Allen Miller (1955 – 2019) was born in Plymouth to Grace and Walt. He had a younger brother, Geoff. He won a scholarship to Plymouth College. He read economics at university in Manchester. Allen graduated in 1976 and worked as a programmer for the North Western Electricity Board. He then moved to Hamburg in Germany for two to three years to teach English as a foreign language. He returned to London and worked at various jobs, most recently at an antique coin dealership in Bloomsbury. Allen had a son, Laurenz, but lost touch with him and his mother. Allen was fluent in German, and also spoke French and Italian. He was a serious chess player, playing at the Dulwich Chess Club, in the Croydon and District Chess league, and London leagues. Allen died on 3rd June 2019.