Frederick Iles


Born in 1885, son of Daniel Iles, a carpenter from Coleshill, Berkshire and Eliza nee West from Chippenham in Wiltshire. The family were living at 24 Albion Street, Swindon in 1891. Frederick was a regular soldier in Princess Charlotte of Wales's Royal Berkshire Regiment from 21 February 1901 until 20 February 1913. During that time he had served for a year in Gibraltar, four in Egypt and two in India. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 12 January 1907, and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire website indicates that he reached the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Regimental No. 8932. In 1911 he was living on High Street at the foot of Station Road, Wheatley and was a postman. He married Alice Tubb, the village postmistress, in 1913. He was Secretary to the Red Triangle (YMCA) men's social club at the Merry Bells in 1919. His death in 1933 was registered in the Ploughley, Oxon District.

He was living with Mells at 41 High Street.

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
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