Wiles, John Davenport


War Service:
Second Lieutenant JOHN DAVENPORT WILES of the 1st Battalion the Suffolk Regiment died on 4 October 1916, aged 34. His appointment to the 3rd Suffolks as a 2nd Lieutenant was announced in the London Gazette of 11 June 1915.

In the Salonika campaign the areas occupied by the Allies were plagued by mosquito-borne malaria and more men died of illness than from battle injuries.

He is buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the war memorial at St Bartholomew’s church, Sydenham.

He was the son of William David Wiles, of "Hillside," Sydenham Hill Rd., Sydenham.


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