Private Frederick Ernest Wiles

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Nov 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Timber carter


Henry Brown & Sons, Dunstable Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

49 Oak Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 29th December 1917
Pte Frederick Ernest Wiles

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.

Individual Location

Pte Frederick Ernest Wiles

Author: Deejaya

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