Other names: Ernest Edward
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetDorchester, Dorset
Story: Ernest Edward Miles was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1900 and baptised there on 9 Sep 1900 the son of Ernest Edward Miles (senior) and Harriet Rebecca Miles (nee Nottle). He spent his early life at The Dairy House, North Street, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/153195). He rose to the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By 1937 he was a patient in the Dorset Mental Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, where he died in 1939. His brother, Everard James Miles, also served in the conflict.