John Adam Whitson Douglas Myles

Captain John Adam Whitson Douglas Myles
Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal 1914-18
Highland Light Infantry, 7th (Blythswood) Battalion, attached King’s African Rifles
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.
27th May 1896 in Forfar, Scotland.
Death29th May 1918
Mahua, Portuguese East Africa.  Died of Poison. Nothing further is known of the circumstances.
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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.”
Son of Adam Whitson Myles (Town Clerk, Glasgow), and Hannah Thompson Myles, of Yatesfield, Rochester, Northumberland. Born at Forfar.
Adam Whitson Myles (1857-1912) & Hannah Thompson Hill (1873-1944) married 1893 Elsdon, Northumberland
Town Clerk of Glasgow
Sister Helen Margaret Hall Myles (1894-1958), Brother Henry Lyon Playfair Myles (1899-1969)
Unmarried
Kelvinside Academy, Fettes College, University of Glasgow.
University Student (Arts)
Sunday, March 31st: Aged 4. Staying at no.7 National Bank House Cross, Forfar. Born Forfar, Forfarshire.
Sunday, March 31st: Aged 4. Staying at no.7 National Bank House Cross, Forfar. Born Forfar, Forfarshire.
32 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sextus Lair not known
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
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 SourcesCollection 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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Compiled by Euan Loarridge, University of Glasgow

 
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