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32959 Pte John Henry Miles, 10th Yorks & Lancs


Matthew B.
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Hi Folks,

Out of my confort zones (and books) I have been asked by a friend to look into the following:

32959 Pte John Henry Miles, 10th Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment

Killed in Action Sunday 12th August 1917

B & E Ecclesall, Sheffield

I have one conflicting bit of info that he might have been serving with the MGC when he died.

I belive the 10th Y&L were part of 63 Brigade, 37th Division

Can anyone add flesh to the bones, please?

Cheers,

Matthew

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Matthew,

His MIC only shows Y&L Regiment and Soldiers Died doesn't mention the MGC either. Currently there's no trace of his service record on Ancestry.

Les

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Matthew

There is a Pte 89644 Henry Miles, 49 Coy, MGC, on the Ecclesall Church War Memorial. He was KIA on 16-8-17, four days after your man (who isn’t on the memorial) – is it possible that the conflicting information arises from two men with similar names living in the same area?

Regards

Mark

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Mathew,

your man is here on the Vickers Roll of Honour at Gate 1 , Sheffield Forgemasters.

Dean.

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eviltaxman, Brigantian & dean1,

Many thanks for this - I will pass on the info. Brigantian - you are probably right about the MGC man getting confused with this man.

Do you think it likely the local papers would have anything and if which one? I now understand he was only 19 when he died - a conscript I would have thought

I now find the day he died, a Sunday, nothing of significance was supposed to be happening.

Did the the 10th Y&L leave a regimental history?

Cheers,

Matthew

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