Other names: Arthur Douglas
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersMaidenhead, BerkshireAmersham, Buckinghamshire
Story: Arthur Douglas Miles was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Jun 1895 the son of Edwin Miles and Lucy Jane Miles (nee Meade). He spent his early life with his family at The Nurseries, Nettlebed, Enmore Green. He enlisted on 19 Jan 1915 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 64935). He served in France and Flanders as a Telegraphist with the 18th Signal Company. Whilst serving he was wounded on 1 Aug 1917 and spent three weeks in military hospital. He rejoined the 59th Divisional Signals Company until he was discharged on 15 Feb 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Winifred May Ricks at Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 31 Woodside Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, working as a Post Office Clerk. He died in Amersham on 6 Oct 1963. Arthur's brothers, Harold Edwin Miles and Charles Ernest Miles, also served in the conflict.