Alfred Edgar MILES

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MILES, Alfred Edgar

Service Number: 2455
Enlisted: 15 August 1916, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kamarooka, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Kamarooka, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: State School No. 3182, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Bellicourt, France, 29 September 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
25 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion
25 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
8 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
27 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, SW to back. Evacuated to hospital. Rejoined unit 8 June 1918.
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 60th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
25 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion, France
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2455, 59th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
29 Sep 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2455, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Service record indicates Pte Miles was killed in action during the attack on the Hindenburg Line and he was originally buried at Bellicourt (site of grave was subsequently lost).

Brother: 3863 Pte William Luke MILES MM, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.

Cousins: 348 Able Bodied Driver Walter MILES, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919;

319 Able Bodied Driver Alfred Ernest MILES, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, returned to Australia, 6 June 1918.

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