Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 27406
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 28 on 28th April 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5A and 6C
Birthplace : Born and resident Abberley, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Henry and Susan Miles, 55 The Common, Abberley, Worcestershire
Memorial : Abberley St Mary's Church
Also appears on : Shelsley Beauchamp All Saints Church WW1 Memorial.
Credits : Additional information researched and transcribed by Jo Roche.
Frank Miles was baptised on 9th September 1891 at St Mary’s Church, Abberley when he was almost two years old. He was baptised with his younger brother Harold Sydney, the sons of Henry and Susan (nee Brazier) Miles. The couple had ten children. Henry worked as a farm labourer eventually rising to the position of farm bailiff.
Frank attended the village school and is mentioned in the log book twice, on 12th December 1902 when he was punished for ill treating a younger boy and again in September 1906 when he was absent with whooping cough. Prior to his conscription into the Worcestershire Regiment he lived and worked as a chauffeur in Shelsley.
Frank Miles has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.