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22 Nov 1917
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Pte Frederick Ernest Wiles, 81053, 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died in France on November 22nd, 1917, from gunshot wounds to the head. He was aged 36 and left a widow and a 12-year-old son at 49 Oak Road, Luton.
Born in Stotfold, he enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment (5884) on October 20th, 1916, going overseas on August 15th, 1917, and being transferred to the Royal Fusiliers.
Prior to enlistment he was employed as a carter by timber merchants Henry Brown & Sons, of Dunstable Road. He was also a member of the Railway Mission, where a memorial service was held for him on December 9th.
Frederick had married Louisa Sarah Pinner, from Limbury, in Luton in 1904. Their son William Ernest was born in 1905 in Limbury. In 1901 Frederick had been living with his brother William at Ivy Cottages, Dallow Lane, and they worked together at Dallow Farm.