The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Miles


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Private Jesse MILES, G/12546,  7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed as on or after, 30th September 1916, age 23.  

Born Southwark, Surrey, son of Jesse and Louisa Miles, of White House, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent.


1911 Census - White House, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent - Jesse Miles, head, age 47, married, quarry worker, labourer, worker, born  Goathurst Common, Kent; Louisa Miles, wife, age 50, married 23 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, born Surbiton, Surrey, deaf 33 years; William Miles, son, age 23, single, quarry worker, labourer, worker, born Ide Hill, Kent; Jesse Miles, son, age 17, single, quarry worker, labourer, worker, born  Southwark, London, Surrey; Thomas Miles, son, age 14, born Wimbledon, Surrey; * Edwin Miles, son,  age 11, school, born Wimbledon, Surrey.

* 1913 March, Sevenoaks Registration District, died age 13.


Enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent, age 22 years & 10 months, height 5ft 2 inches.  Resided The White House, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, near Sevenoaks, Kent.  Formerly engine drivers mate.

Home 28th February 1916 to 15th June 1916; BEF 16th June 1916 to 30th September 1916.

Separation Allowance of 2/5 a week, & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week.

28th February 1916, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th March 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st March 1916, not having shaved for 6.00am Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 31st March 1916, having a rusty rifle on 8.45am Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 9th June 1916, Fort Darland absent from 6.00am Parade, 5 days confined to Barracks; 16th June 1916, posted BEF; 30th September 1916, posted wounded and missing.

29th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Jesse Miles, age 55, White House, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Mother, Louisa Miles, age 59, White House, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Brothers - William Edward Miles, age 31, 1 Alma Cottages, New Street, Westerham, Kent; Thomas George Miles, age 22, White House, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent; Sisters - Rosa May Childs, age 27, 1 Alma Cottages, New Street, Westerham, Kent; Grandparents, none; Nephews/Nieces, none; Uncles / Aunts - William Allwork?, age 67, Kingston Union Farm, New Malden, Surrey; Rosey Minnie Smith, age 55, 55 Faraday Road, North Kensington, London, W.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France, and St Marys Church, Ide Hill, Kent.


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