Other names: Everard Joseph
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetMelbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersFareham, HampshireGosport, Hampshire
Story: Everard Joseph Miles was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Nov 1894 and baptised at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, on 30 Dec 1894 the son of Ernest Edward Miles and Harriet Rebecca Miles (nee Nottle). He spent his early life in the area and by 1901 was living at the Dairy House, North Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had enlisted and joined the 4th Dragoon Guards as a Private (Service No. D.6804). He later transferred to the Royal Horse Artillery (Service No. 101919). He served in France and Flanders and was eventually discharged on 3 Jun 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He had married Martha Doris Ivy Taulbut in Fareham, Hampshire, in 1917. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 7 Colenso Road, Fareham, Hampshire, working as a Skilled Labourer in the Royal Navy Mine Depot. His death was recorded in Gosport, Hampshire, in 1972. His brother, Ernest Edward Miles (junior), also served in the conflict.