The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A J Miles


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Private Alfred James MILES, G/10716, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 15th July 1916.

9th September 1894, born Penshurst, Kent, son of John James & Emily Miles, of Balls Green, Withyham, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

1911 Census - Wood Cottage, Hartfield, Tunbridge Wells, Sussex - James Miles, head, age 42, married, farm labourer, worker, born Lower Green, Kent; Emily Miles, wife, age 38, married 19 years, 11 children, all still alive, born Withyham, Sussex; James Miles, son, age 16, single, farm labourer, worker, born Penshurst, Kent; Thomas Miles, son, age 12, school, born Penshurst, Kent; Dorothy Miles, daughter, age 10, school, born Penshurst, Kent; Edith Miles, daughter, age 9, born Chiddingstone, Kent; Grace Miles, daughter, age 7, born Leigh, Kent; Elsie Miles, daughter, age 4, born Penshurst, Kent; Frank Miles, son, age 2, born Withyham, Sussex; Lucy Miles, daughter, age, 2 months, born Withyham, Sussex. 


Alfred James MILES, born Penshurst, Kent, age 19 years & 328 days, height 5ft 10½ inches, weight 140lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, black hair. Formerly farm labourer.

Father, James John Miles, Salehurst Cottage, Langton Green, Kent; Mother, Emily Miles, Salehurst Cottage, Langton Green, Kent; Brother, William Thomas Miles, Salehurst Cottage, Langton Green, Kent; Brother, Frank Miles, Salehurst Cottage, Langton Green, Kent.

Home 2nd September 1914 to 22nd September 1914.

2nd September 1914, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted; 3rd September 1914, posted Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Battalion, Service No.787; 22nd September 1914, discharged "not likely to become an efficient Soldier"

17th September 1914, Military Hospital, Cambridge, Medical Officers Report - Application for Discharge of a recruit as not likely to become an efficient Soldier - 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Service No.787. Age 20 years & 7 months, height 5ft 10 inches, weight 130lbs. Cause of objection - Exostosis of knee.

17th September 1914, Commanding Officer, 7th (Service) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment - I concur. To be discharged.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 21 years & 60 days, height 5ft 10 inches.  Resided Chalford Cottages, Fordcombe, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Home, 8th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to  15th July 1916.

8th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th November 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF.

Buried at Gunners Farm Military Cemetery, S. 1., Belgium.

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