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VC696   Edgar Kinghorn Myles

BORN   29 July 1894

DIED   31 January 1977   AGE   82

VC Won   9 April 1916   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Sanna-I-Yat, Mesopotamia, now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Edgar Kinghorn Myles   No.   9311   

VC Issue No.   696   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Welch Regiment, 8th Battalion attached to 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

Later   Royal Regiment of Wales

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   ‘Brooklyn’ (147) Milton Avenue, East Ham, Essex, England

Place Of Death   Huntley British Legion Home, Bishopteignton, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Devon, England

Cremated   Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Devon, England

Date Buried/Cremated   4 February 1977

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Lawns, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   4 September 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on framed memorial at Regimental Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

By The Way…

General Maud told Myles that it had been his intention to recommend a second VC but not wishing to set a precedent recommended a DSO instead.

In 1936 he took part in an Elstree Studios film about the Irish rebellion “Ourselves Alone”

VC Held By

Worcestershire Regiment Museum, Worcester City Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, England



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