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VC1130    Francis George Miles

Name   Francis George Miles   No.      

VC Issue No.   1130   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Gloucestershire Regiment, 1/5th Battalion

Later   Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Clearwell, near Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   At his cottage, Clearwell, near Coleford, Gloucestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Clearwerll Cemetery, near Coleford, Gloucestershire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented  29 or 30 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Clearwerll Cemetery, near Coleford, Gloucestershire, England

P  Memorial Plaque, St Peter Church, Clearwell, Gloucestershire

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Cemetery Wall, Clearwell, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

A new headstone was erected in November 1985, and was renovated in May 2004

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1129 VC 1131
VC 1129
VC 1131

BORN   9 July 1896

DIED   8 November 1961   AGE   65

VC Won   23 October 1918    AGE    22

Place VC Won   Bois l'Evique, near Landrecies, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War