The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal H R Miles


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Lance Corporal Harry Richard MILES, G/19593, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 23rd March  1918.

8th February 1893, born St Stephen, Norwich, Norfolk, son of Walter & Emma Miles.

5th March 1893, St Stephen, Norwich, Norfolk baptism of Harry Richard Miles, son of Walter, (clicker), & Emma Easter Miles, 33 Green Street, Brook? Place, St Stephen.


1911 Census - 82 Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk - Walter Miles, head, age 60, married, bootmakers (clicker), worker, born Norwich, Norfolk; Emma Miles, wife, age 58, married 39 years, 11 children, 9 still alive, born Norwich, Norfolk; Walter Miles, son, age 24, single, clerk (printers), worker, born Norwich, Norfolk; Elsie Miles, daughter, age 20, single, bootmakers (fitter), worker, born Norwich, Norfolk; George Miles,. son, age 20, single, bootmakers (rubber down), worker, born Norwich, Norfolk; Harry Miles, son, age 18, single, bootmakers (turner out), worker, born Norwich, Norfolk; Sidney Goss Miles, grandson, age 11, school, born Norwich, Norfolk.


3rd April 1915, Norwich, Norfolk, married Mildred Maud Thouless / Thonless, spinster, 73 Russell Street, Norwich, Norfolk. Formerly farm? hoe maker.

Enlisted  Norwich, Norfolk, age 23 years & 9 months, height 5ft 2¾ inches, weight 118lbs. Resided 73 Russell Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

Home 24th June 1916 to 2nd July 1917; BEF 3rd July 1917 to 23rd March 1918.

24th June 1916, deemed to have enlisted; 2nd November 1916, Called up for Service; 2nd November 1916, posted No.4. Depot, Royal Field Artillery, Service No.179285; 16th December 1916, transferred to No.3. Training Reserve Battalion, Service No.5/9406; 5th June 1917, transferred to No.1. Training Reserve Battalion; 12th June 1917, transferred to 85th Training Reserve Battalion; 3rd July 1917, BEF, Infantry Base Depot; 21st July 1917, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th February 1918, appointed unpaid lance Corporal; 23rd March 1918, posted missing.

22nd December 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week payable to wife will cease.

23rd December 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7., France & Norwich War Memorial Photographs of the Panels


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