Miles Love
Queen's South Africa Medal with 4 clasps:-Tugela Heights, Relief of ladysmith, Laing's Nek and Belfast.
King's South Africa Medal with usual two clasps
QSA-4947 Cpl M. Love Liverpool Regt and KSA-4947 Pte. M. Love Liverpool Regt
Miles Love was born in Peshawar, India on 20th March
1869. He was the son of Miles and Charlotte who were
married at Farnham in 1863. The family returned to
Aldershot c 1871 and Miles senior died in 1879.

In the 1881 census he appears at the Royal Military
Asylum in Chelsea as a 12 year old scholar with hundreds
of other children of serving soldiers. His mother resided
at the time in Aldershot with his 3 siblings.

Miles joined the AHC as a 14 year old in April 1883 and
was given the service number 5423 and gave his trade
as a Laundry Boy. He was appointed a Bugler in the
MSC in Sept. 1885. He served his entire 12 years with
the Corps at home.

His return to civilian life was short lived, only a few
months later he attested  for the 2nd Bn. Kings
Liverpool Regiment on September 13, 1895.

In the Times of August 30, 1900 he is included amongst
those who were reported as being missing at
Geluk. Later records reveal that he was  severely
wounded. One of his fellow soldiers Pte. Heaton
received a VC for going back for help at great risk to
his own personal safety  after his company was
surrounded.


Miles married Amelia (Ley) who was 10 years his junior,
at St Martin's Church Ludgate on August 3, 1908. The
Church was rebuilt in 1677-84 by Sir Christopher Wren.
In the 1911 census Miles and Amanda are living in the
Guiness buildings in Vauxhall and his occupation was
described as Porter.

He enlisted Nov 4, 1914 and was given the number
139531 and served at home primarily in the Labour
Corps and R.A.M.C until April 13, 1919. When he was
discharged from the 10th Coy, R.A.M.C., he was
employed at General Accident as an Insurance Porter
and his residence was 69 Crown Rd, Twickenham.

He died on Feb 22nd, 1941 in London of cardiac failure,
his death certificate was signed by his widow Amelia.
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