Alfred Miles

First Name: 
Alfred
Last Name: 
Miles
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, December 2, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Clara (nee Frost)
Father's Name: 
Frederick Miles
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 28, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, November 16, 1916
Place of Death: 
Poziere, France
Cause of Death: 
KIA
Details: 

Private Alfred Miles (Service no: 4530) was born in Barrow-in-Furness, England.  He travelled to Australia with his family in 1901. The family settled in Kembla Heights and Alfred was employed as a shiftman at the Mount Kembla mine.

He sailed with 14th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion on RMS Osterly on 15th January, 1916 and saw service on the Western Front.

In May 1916 he was admitted to hospital with a fractured elbow as a result of an accident. He rejoined his unit in July 1916.

On 6th November, 1916 he was killed in action and has no known grave, however a note on his file states he was buried in the vicinity of Delville Wood. He is remembered on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.

Alfred had 2 brothers James and Albert who also served and survived the return home.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MILES ALFRED

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