John Adam Whitson Douglas Myles

RankCaptain John Adam Whitson Douglas Myles
MedalsAllied Victory Medal, British War Medal 1914-18
RegimentHighland Light Infantry, 7th (Blythswood) Battalion, attached King’s African Rifles
Military Service

Cadet in Fettes College Contingent, later cadet University of Glasgow OTC 1913-14. Enlisted in Autumn of 1914. Commissioned 2nd/Lt. in 7th (Blythswood) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry on October 20th 1914 (Seniority to date from November). Stationed Glasgow and Dunfermline in 1915. Promoted full Lieutenant in July 1917 with precedence from 1st June 1916. Stationed in Nyasaland, East Africa in 1916. Attached Kings African Rifles on February 8th 1917. Promoted Captain in Kings African Rifles in 1917.

Born

27th May 1896 in Forfar, Scotland.

Death29th May 1918
Circumstances of Death

Mahua, Portuguese East Africa.  Died of Poison. Nothing further is known of the circumstances.

Age22
BurialMangochi Town Cemetery, 53

Mangochi Town Cemetery, 53, Malawi. His stone bears the phrase “Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God.”

CWGC Information

Son of Adam Whitson Myles (Town Clerk, Glasgow), and Hannah Thompson Myles, of Yatesfield, Rochester, Northumberland. Born at Forfar.

Parents

Adam Whitson Myles (1857-1912) & Hannah Thompson Hill (1873-1944) married 1893 Elsdon, Northumberland

Father's Occupation

Town Clerk of Glasgow

Siblings

Sister Helen Margaret Hall Myles (1894-1958), Brother Henry Lyon Playfair Myles (1899-1969)

Spouse

Unmarried

Education

Kelvinside Academy, Fettes College, University of Glasgow.

Occupation

University Student (Arts)

1901 Census

Sunday, March 31st:
Aged 4. Staying at no.7 National Bank House Cross, Forfar. Born Forfar, Forfarshire.

1911 Census

Sunday, March 31st:
Aged 4. Staying at no.7 National Bank House Cross, Forfar. Born Forfar, Forfarshire.

Home Address

32 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Kelvinside Academy War Memorial
Fettes College War Memorial
University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Douglas Park Golf Club Memorial
St. James Parish Church, Forfar

Other Information

Collection of Books and Letters belonging to Captain John Adam Whitson Myles held by the National Army Museum
Myles died intestate, his mother applied for confirmation and his estate was valued at £315 10s 6d.31/05/1918

Acknowledgements and Sources

Collection of Books and Letters belonging to Captain John Adam Whitson Myles held by the National Army Museum
Myles died intestate, his mother applied for confirmation and his estate was valued at £315 10s 6d.31/05/1918

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Credits

Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

 
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