Name: Lewis Arthur MilesRank: Staff SergeantService Number: 31265534Service: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,472nd Anti-aircraft Artillery, United States ArmyDate of Birth: July 9, 1922Place of Birth: Everett, Middlesex County, MassachusettsDate of Enlistment:December 29, 1942Place of Enlistment:Manchester, Hillsborough Co., New HampshireAddress at Enlistment:Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New HampshireAge at Enlistment:20 Height: 6 feet, 1 inchComplexion:Light Hair Color:Brown Eye Color:BlueOccupation: Retail managerMarital Status: SingleNext of Kin:Ernest Miles (Father)Date of Death:July 29, 1943Age:21Cemetery: Meadow View Cemetery, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New HampshireGrave: 721 Hilltop BlockLewis Arthur Miles was the son of Arnaud Ernest Miles (1892-1969) and Bessie Evelyn (Colburn) Miles (1894-1965). He had four siblings – two brothers, Hibbert Vaughn Miles (1914-2001), Russell Wilson Miles (1916-1995), Garnet E. Miles (1923–1927), and two sisters, Olive Miles (1920-2011), and Helen Helena Miles Cullinan (1925–2006).Lewis’ father was born in Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. His mother was born in Oxford in Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia. Lewis’ father who was born in Amherst, NS, would eventually settle in Amherst, New Hampshire with his family.Lewis was educated in Amherst, New Hampshire schools and graduated from the Amherst High School in 1940. He was self-employed when he registered for the US Draft on June 30, 1942, and at the time of his induction into the Army, on January 6, 1943, he was employed as a service station operator. Lewis was sworn into the service at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and was sent to Camp Stewart, in Hinesville, a small coastal town in Liberty County, Georgia, where he was a member of a coast artillery unit, the 472nd Anti-aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion. He was soon advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant. On July 29, 1943, while stationed at Camp Stewart, he was accidentally killed. His remains were sent to Amherst and a military funeral was held for him. In tribute to a comrade who died while a member of his country's armed services, an honor guard and firing squad from Grenier Field, Manchester, New Hampshire, conducted military rites. He is buried in the family lot at Meadow View Cemetery in Amherst, New Hampshire.