Born: 1883, Taynton, Oxfordshire.

Death Presumed: 14th September 1916; age 33.

Enlistment Location: London.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th July 1915 – France.

Rank: Private/Guardsman; Service Number: 13040

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Guards’ Cemetery,







1891   Cottage, Taynton, Oxfordshire.


Giles was 7 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal grandmother.

Giles Miles, 41, an Agricultural Labourer, born Aldsworth, Gloucestershire.

Caroline Miles (nee Peachey), 42, born Chadworth, Gloucestershire.

Edgar Miles, 17, an Agricultural Labourer, born Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales.

Jane Miles, 15, born Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales.

Samuel, 13, an Agricultural Labourer, born North Leach, Gloucestershire.

Esther Ellen Miles, 12, born North Leach.

Arthur Miles, 9, born Taynton, Oxfordshire.

William Miles, 5, born Taynton.

Stephen Miles, 9 months, born Taynton.

Esther Miles, 75, a widow, living on own means, born Aldsworth, Gloucestershire.


1901     Vicarage Road, Taynton, Oxfordshire.


Giles was 17 years old, a Labourer & Carter on a Farm. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Giles, 51, a Farm Labourer.

Caroline, 52.

Arthur, 19, a Labourer & Carter on a Farm.

William 15.

Stephen, 10.


1911   Wellington Barracks, St. James’s Park, Westminster, London.


Giles was 24 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 1st Grenadier Guards.


In 1912, St. Marylebone, London, Giles married Florence Berry. They had 2 children:

Norah H. G. Miles, born 1913 Ipswich – died 1929, Ipswich.

Giles Miles, 1914 Ipswich – 1915, Ipswich.


Giles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich, the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion


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