Arthur Douglas Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Arthur Douglas
Other people in this story:
Edwin Miles
Lucy Jane Miles (nee Meade)
Winifred May Ricks
Harold Edwin Miles
Charles Ernest Miles
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Ogbourne St. Andrew, Marlborough, Wiltshire

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 from the 25 July 1915 as a Telegraphist with the 18th Signal Company.  Whilst serving he received gun shot wounds 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.   The 1921 Census shows he was boarding out at 56 High Street, Ogbourne St. Andrew, Marlborough, Wiltshire, working for the Post Office as a Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist. He married Winifred May Ricks in Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 18 June 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.


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