John Coster MILES


MILES, John Coster

Service Number: 3416
Enlisted: 16 February 1917
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Challicum, Buangor, 1880
Home Town: East Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in action, France, 26 April 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Geelong War Memorial, Geelong East St Matthew's Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3416, 58th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3416, 58th Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1917: Embarked Sergeant, SN 3416, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of David and Jessie MILES; husband of Annie MILES, 20 Fenwick Street, Geelong

Husband of Annie Jane Heyhoe Miles, 3 Loch Street, Geelong East, Victoria

Previous military service Instructional 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)