Kathleen Louise Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Kathleen Louise
Other people in this story:
Edward Henry Miles
Louisa Mary Miles née Best
Locations in this story:
Owermoigne, Dorset
Slade House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Melksham, Wiltshire
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire
Poole, Dorset
Parkstone, Poole, Dorset

Kathleen Louise Miles was born on 26th May 1888 at Owermoigne, Dorset, and baptised there on 21st June 1888, the daughter of Edward Henry Miles (an Estate Agent) and Louisa Mary Miles (née Best).  By 1901 the family had moved to Slade House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. In February 1915, Kathleen joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) and remained in service as a Nurse until 1919.  She served in the Red Cross Hospitals at Malmesbury, Melksham and Chippenham, as well as the Auxiliary Hospitals in Devizes and Tisbury, all in Wiltshire.  By the 1921 Census she was living back with her parents in East Knoyle and by the 1939 Register had moved to 3 Spenser Road, Poole, Dorset, and was described as a School Cook.  She remained single throughout her life and died at Whitehills Nursing Home, 82 Penn Hill Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, on 15th April 1979 aged 91 years.


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