Alfred Miles

Name

Alfred Miles

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/05/1915
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4/7071
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1888 in Hertford and christened on 6 Jun 1888 in Hertford, son of Alfred and Mary Ann (Odwell) Miles of 14 Port Vale, Hertford. He had three brothers and two sisters. In 1901 they were living at 27b Cowbridge, Hertford. By 1911 they had moved to 10 The Folly, Hertford, his father was employed as a general Labourer as was Alfred.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford. Alfred joined the Army in 1914 and was sent to Belgium with his battalion on 6th October 1914. They first saw action on October 18th along the Menin – Albert road, they followed this in action at the 1st Battle of Ypres during October and November. The following year after taking part in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, the 2nd battalion fought at Festubert in May and it was during an attack on a German trench there on the 18th that Alfred was killed, his body was not recovered.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins