Other names: Kathleen Louise
Locations in this story: Owermoigne, DorsetEast Knoyle, WiltshireMalmesbury, WiltshireMelksham, WiltshireChippenham, WiltshireTisbury, WiltshireDevizes, WiltshirePoole, DorsetParkstone, Poole, Dorset
Story: Kathleen Louise Miles was born on 26 May 1888 at Overmoigne, Dorset, and baptised there on 21 Jun 1888 the daughter of Edward Henry Miles (an Estate Agent) and Louisa Mary Miles (nee Best). By 1901 the family had moved to Slade House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, where, on the outbreak of war, Kathleen joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in Feb 1915 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 1939 Register she was living at 3 Spenser Road, Poole, Dorset, and described as a School Cook. She remained single throughout her life and died in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, on 15 Apr 1979 aged 91 years.