Other names: Harold Edwin
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetTisbury, WiltshireSalisbury, WiltshireAmesbury, WiltshireShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Harold Edwin Miles was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8 Apr 1885 and baptised at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, on 24 May 1885 the son of Edwin Miles, a Market Gardener, and Lucy Jane Miles (nee Mead). He lived all his early life at Nettlebed Nursery, Enmore Green, receiving some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, which establishment he left in 1900. By 1913 he was living in Tisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Returning Officer and it is there, at the Parish Church, he married Mary Irene Jukes on 12 July 1913. According to the Shaftesbury Grammar School records he was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment and held the rank at the time of Corporal. No other military information has been found. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 285 Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, employed as a Registrar of Births, Marriages and Death for the Amesbury, Wiltshire, area. His death occurred shortly after in 1941 and was registered in Salisbury. His brothers, Charles Ernest Miles and Arthur Douglas Miles, also served in the conflict.