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John Coster MILES

Regimental number3416
Place of birthChallicum, Buangor
SchoolState school, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressGeelong East, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Jane Heyhoe Miles, 3 Loch Street, Geelong East, Victoria
Previous military serviceInstructional Staff; Served as a sergeant for many years in the Australian Garrison Artillery, Geelong; was a staff sergeant major for several years in training camps. (details from father)
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name58th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1918
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row A, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Jessie MILES; husband of Annie MILES, 20 Fenwick Street, Geelong
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 998 Sergeant Reginald Emerson SIMS, 37th Bn, killed in action, 10 August 1918; Cousin: 3171 Corporal John Richard MILES, 46th Bn, killed in action, 1 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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