The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal F J Miles


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Lance Corporal Frederick John MILES, G/4773, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 13th June 1915.

Born Erith, Kent, son of William Thomas & Alice Miles.

12th December 1883, Christ Church, Erith, baptism of Frederick John Miles, son of William Thomas & Alice Miles.

18th February 1906, St Paul, Northumberland Heath, Kent, Frederick John Miles, age 22, bachelor, machinist, 11 Northumberland Park, Northumberland Heath, father William Thomas Miles, brickmaker, married Annie Godfrey Mackrill, age 20,. spinster, 9 Becton Place, Northumberland Heath, father Stephen Godfrey Mackrill, labourer.

Children - Annie Miles, born 31st July 1907, Erith, Kent; George William Miles, born 16th March 1911;


1911 Census - 48 Arthur Street, Crayford, Erith, Kent - Frederick John Miles, head, age 27, married, general labourer, brickfield, worker, born Crayford, Kent; *Annie Miles, wife, age 26, married 5 years, 4 children, 2 still alive, born Crayford, Kent; Frederick George Miles, son, age 4, born Northumberland Heath, Kent; Annie Miles, daughter, age 3, born Northumberland Heath, Kent; Emily Miles, daughter, age 1, born Crayford, Kent; George William Miles, son, age 16 days, born Crayford, Kent; Emily Godfrey  Mackrill, sister in law, age 20, single, servant domestic, born Erith, Kent.


Children -  Hilda Miles, born 30th January 1913, Dartford, Kent; Ellen May Miles, born 9th May 1915, Dartford, Kent.

Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 31 years & 2 months, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 149lbs, tattoo marks back of left forearm, horizontal scar right shin.  Resided 4 Westbourne Grove, Bexley Heath, Kent. Formerly labourer.

2nd December 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th December 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th December 1914, appointed Acting unpaid Lance Corporal;  18th March 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 22nd April 1915, posted BEF; 15th May 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal.

*1917 March, Dartford Registration District, Annie Miles, married Reginald E Read.

Buried at Voormezeele Enclosures No.1. & No.2., I. A. 7., Belgium.


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