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Richard Irwin Miles

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Irwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Miles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 28509 AWMM
    • WWII 604234 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.T. Miles (mother), Greatford, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Some H Company sailed on the Willochra AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I am the Grand Daughter of 'Dick' Miles. I do not remember meeting him as I was only seven month's old when he died. My Grandmother 'Nan' Dicks second wife Phyllis Dunce told me I was in hospital being treated for third degree burns when he was admitted. The only thing I remember hearing about that time was moment's after he died the Doctor's asked my Nan if they could have His eye's. Evidently as the story goes, she gave permission and later there was a tribute of sorts in the local paper thanking him and his family for the donation of sight to a local person. My Mother Janet Sieverts (nee Miles) instructed me to destroy my Grandfathers 'Medals given to me by my Nan when I was young. He was never really spoken about and sadley His service not recognized by my immediate family. I am now married to a thirty year Veteran and feel very proud of every Veterans service. Sadly NO medals though
    Public - Deborah - Direct descendant - 21 April 2021



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21 April 2021DeborahMaryborough Direct descendant

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