MILES, James William Yexley
(Service number 2/3044)

First Rank Driver Last Rank


Date 6 April 1896 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 149 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. C. MILES (brother), Makikihi, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 11th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery, No. 6 Howitzer Battery
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tagiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

June 1917 reported to be slowly improving.

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Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James William Yexley was the younger son of James Battley and Elizabeth Ann (née Lake) Miles. He was educated at Temuka and Gore schools.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 May 2017]; Timaru Herald, 14 June 1917 (Papers Past) [13 Decmber 2015]

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