Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 10th July 1916; age 18; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 88, Blackfriars Road, London.

Enlistment Details: Location: Holborn, London; Date: 16th July 1915; Age: 19 years; Occupation: Messengers. Next of Kin: Mr James W. Wiles, 57, Albion Street, Ipswich. Signed up for the duration of the war. Height: 5ft 4ins, grey eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoo of an anchor, cross & date of birth on left forearm.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 27949

Regiment: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 14th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Heilly Station Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & the late Clara Wiles, of 57, Albion Street, Ipswich.


Mr J. W. Wiles received Albert’s Scroll on the 19th November 1920 and Albert’s medals on the 2nd December 1922.




1901   Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Walter Wiles, 33, a Shoe Riveter, born Ipswich.

Clara Lamley Wiles (nee Hines), 31, born Ipswich.

James William Wiles Lamely, 12, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Wiles Lamely, 9, born Ipswich.

Florence Gertrude Wiles, 5, born Ipswich.

Samuel Alfred Wiles, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1911   7, Siloam Place, Ipswich.


Albert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 43, a Shoe Riveter.

Clara, 42.

James, 22, a Quay Labourer.

Samuel, 10.

Elizabeth Susan Wiles, 7, born Ipswich.

Lily Harriet Wiles, 4, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Wiles, 1, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Walter Wiles – father.

Albert is also remembered on Holy Trinity church memorial.


The above are the portraits of of the three sons of Mr. J. Wiles, 57, Albion Street, Ipswich. One has been killed in action, the other two being still on active service. Their names are (1) Seaman James Wiles who has been mine-sweeping since the out break of war and is still somewhere in the North Sea. (2) Pte. Albert Wiles, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action in France on July 10th, 1916. (3) Samuel Wiles also in the mine-sweeping branch of the Royal Navy, where he has served for some considerable time.

The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 14th Battalion


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