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St John the Baptist Hinton Charterhouse

Inscription

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To the beloved memory

Of

Our only and darling son

Harry William Miles

Major, Royal Marine L. I.

Born Oct 17th 1879, killed July 9th 1917

In the explosion and sinking of H.M.S. Vanguard

 

He was a loving son and sincere friend

Beloved by both Officers and Men

He distinguished himself

in the Jutland Battle

"Faithful unto death"

Place of Inscription

St John the Baptist Hinton Charterhouse

North Somerset

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Harry William

Miles

17th October 1879

Winchester, Hampshire

9th July 1917

Killed on board HMS Vanguard when its magazines exploded in Scapa Flow - killing 843 of the 845 crew

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire

First World War

Major

HMS Vanguard Royal Marine Light Infantry Royal Navy

He saw action during the Battle of Jutland. He also served on HMS Dreadnought before the war

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