Charles Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Frederick R. Miles
Sophia Miles
Mary Prendergast
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
Waterford, Ireland
France
Warminster, Wiltshire
Amesbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Charles Miles was born in Motcombe, Dorset, in 1880 the son of Frederick R. Miles and Sophia Miles. He had enlisted on 15 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 25 Sep 1905. They went on to have seven children. During Charles's service his wife had lived in Amesbury, Wiltshire. 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 13 Mar 1922. He was then sent to Beckford Lodge Sanatorium, Warminster, Wiltshire, where he died on 13 Nov 1922. His wife later received his Victory and British Medals along with the 1914/15 Star.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)

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