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Person Details

MILES, Charles


Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Date of birth: 22/12/1896
Place of birth: Eton Wick
Gender: Male
Date of death: 09/07/1917
Place of death: Orkney Isles, Scotland
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 20
CWGC Ref: 3053248
TWGPP Ref: 3288804
Address: 24 Clifton Cottages Eton Wick
Civilian occupation: Fitters Mate

Military details

Military Organisation: Royal Navy
Military Unit/Group: H.M.S. Vanguard
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K/25314


Father Alfred James MILES
Mother Emily MILES

Additional information

Charles was killed by an internal explosion on HMS Vanguard whilst in Scarpa Flow, in the Orkney Isles. He is remembered at Chatham Memorial.
Charles was baptised 7th March 1897 in Eton. His occupation before the war was as a fitter's mate.

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