Charles Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Frederick Miles
Sophia Miles (nee Candy)
Mary Miles née Prendergast
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
Waterford, Ireland
Beckford Lodge, Warminster, Wiltshire
Amesbury, Wiltshire

Charles Miles was born in Motcombe, Dorset in 1881 and baptised there at St. Mary's Church on 13 Nov 1881, the son of Frederick Miles and Sophia Miles (nee Candy). He had enlisted on 15th May 1899 and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Driver (Service Nos. 34986 and 1036630). He had married Mary Prendergast in Waterford, Ireland, on 25th September 1905. They went on to have seven children. During Charles's service his wife had lived in married quarters in Amesbury, Wiltshire, and by the 1921 Census in Preston, Lancashire. He served in France during which time he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He was finally discharged (with pension) as being physically unfit due to Tuberculosis on 13th March 1922. He was then sent to Beckford Lodge Sanatorium, Warminster, Wiltshire, where he died on 13th November 1922. His wife later received his Victory and British War medals along with the 1914/15 Star.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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