John Richard Iles

Memorial: Chipping Sodbury Town Cross - Broad Street

Regiment: Essex Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 42730

Parents: John and Rhoda Iles

Marital status: Single

Home address: Totter Oak, Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 1899

Place of birth: Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Date of death: 05/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Terlincthun British Cemetery (Panel 1), Wimille, Boulogne, France

Age: 19

Further information:

John served with the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment, British Army

John had 3 younger brothers and an older sister. John’s own military experience was briefly with the Norfolk Regiment before he was subjected to the standard inter-regimental transfers. He died of wounds on 5th September 1918. John's father was a serving soldier until shortly before 1914 and John was the grand-nephew of a Crimean veteran

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Alison Benton (2014) Remembered with Honour. Sprint Print, Yate. Forces War Records and CWGC