Other names: Joseph William Wiltshire Waters Kendell
Locations in this story: Childe Okeford, DorsetEast Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetFrome, SomersetFordingbridge, HampshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Joseph William Wiltshire Waters Kendell Miles was born in Childe Okeford, Dorset, on 23 Feb 1895 and baptised there on 27 Mar 1895 son of William Wiltshire Jenkins Miles and Annie Bess Miles (nee Jenkins). He lived his early life in Childe Okeford until by 1911 the family had moved to East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. During this time he had received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. According to the school records he was serving in the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry during WW1 but no records can be found to support this. He married Dora Mildred Canning in Frome, Somerset, in 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Glebe Farm, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, working as a Farmer and Farm Manager as well as a volunteer ARP Warden. His death was registered at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1976.