Church Walk, Melbury Abbas

Arthur Edward Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Arthur Edward
Other people in this story:
Ernest Edward Miles
Harriet Rebecca Miles née Nottle
Dora Miles née Lane
Locations in this story:
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Amesbury, Wiltshire
North Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset
Wilton, Wiltshire
Elwick Hall, Durham

Arthur Edward Miles was born on 22nd July 1890 at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised there on 24 Aug 1890 the son of Ernest Edward Miles and Harriet Rebecca Miles (née Nottle). His last local address was Dairy House, North Street, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, per the 1901 Census. By 1911 he was living at Elwick Hall, Durham, working as an Indoor Servant to the Rector of Elwick. He enlisted as a Driver with the Royal Horse Artillery on 24th August 1914 (Service No. 87682). He served with the British Expeditionary Force in France from 21 Jan 1915 and was finally discharged as unfit on 4th January 1919 suffering from ulcers aggravated by his service. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1915 Star along with Silver War Badge No. B77275. He married Dora Lane in Wilton, Wiltshire during 1921 and they went on to have two children. The 1921 Census shows him living 15 Holders Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, working as an Agricultural Labourer for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries at the Amesbury Farm Settlement. By the 1939 Register he was working as a Registered Poultry Farmer at Amesbury, Wiltshire. He later moved to 15 Hallett Road, Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset, where he died on 13 Aug 1977.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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