Other names: Hannam Edward
Locations in this story: Owermoigne, DorsetEast Knoyle, WiltshirePuddletown, DorsetFarnham, SurreyBranksome, Poole, DorsetChristchurch, Hampshire
Story: Hannam Edward Miles was born in Owermoigne, Dorset, on 25 Sep 1890 and baptised there on 26 Nov 1890 the son of Edward Henry Miles, an Estate Agent, and Louisa Mary Miles (nee Best). He lived his early life in Owermoigne and later at Slade House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire and, by 1911, he was a boarder/pupil living in Puddletown, Dorset, learning the trade of Estate Agent. He had enlisted and joined the Suffolk Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2002). He later transferred to the Royal Engineers (Service No. 246940) eventually becoming a 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 1927 he was working back in East Knoyle as Land Agent to Capt. Guy Richard Charles Wyndham, one of the local landowners. By the time of the 1939 Register he was boarding in Little Green Lane, Farnham, Surrey, still working as a Land Agent. Having later moved to Branksome, Poole, Dorset, his death was recorded at Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, Hampshire, on 21 May 1962. He remained single throughout his life.