Fareham soldier’s war story retold by his son

The wallet containing Dragoon E.J. Miles' pictures and letters

The wallet containing Dragoon E.J. Miles' pictures and letters

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A Fareham soldier’s World War One story has been brought back to life by his son.

Arthur Miles was inspired to research and write of his father’s experiences after discovering a wallet he carried until he died.

It contained six old pictures and letters Dragoon E.J. Miles wrote to his girlfriend (later to be his wife) and to members of his family.

His son has pieced information from these with details from the official war record of the Royal Irish 4th Dragoon Guards to tell his father’s story in his own words.

‘It’s sobering to think of the terrible conditions and suffering that so many men at that time experienced’ he said.

The story, published in disc form, costs £6.50 including postage from Mr Miles at


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