Born: 14th November 1894, Shoreditch, Middlesex.

Baptised: 29th November 1894, at St. Leonard’s, Shoreditch. Parents – Hannah & James Wiles – a Cabinet Maker. Address: 24, Ivymount Street, Shoreditch.

Died: 29th October 1918; age: 23; at Ipswich.

Residence: Hoxton, Middlesex.

Enlistment Location: Whitehall, Middlesex.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 70952.

Regiment: Middlesex Regiment, 29th Battalion transferred to (160244) 692nd Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   28, Ware Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex.


George was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Wiles, 39, born Bethnal Green, Middlesex.

Hannah Wiles (nee Holt), 38, born Bethnal Green.

Hannah Wiles, 17, born Shoreditch.

Elizabeth Wiles, 11, born Shoreditch.

James Wiles, 8, born 15, Norfolk Garden’s, St. Leonard’s, Shoreditch.

John Wiles, 3, born Hoxton Infirmary, Middlesex.

Harry Wiles, 1, born Shoreditch, Middlesex.


1911   6, Watson’s Place, Ware Street, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, Middlesex.


George was 17 years old, a Paper Seller – Newsagent. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

James, 50, a Cabinet Maker.

Elizabeth, 21, a Paper Sorter.

James, 19, a Cabinet Maker.

John, 13.


George’s mother, Hannah Wiles died 1907, Shoreditch.


On the 10th October 1915, at St. Mark’s Old Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex, George married Minnie Smith, born October 1891, Bradford, Yorkshire. George was 20 years old, a Carman, of 6, Vincent Street, Shoreditch.


Soldiers’ Effects to Minnie Wiles – widow.

29th (Works) Battalion
Formed at Mill Hill on 29 June 1916. By March 1917 was at Thetford. In April 1917, transferred to the Labour Corps as 5th Labour Bn.


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