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Private Harold George Stiles (26776)

2/7th Bn, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment, 144th Brigade, 48th Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Capbadge of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Nature of Death: Killed in action France 13/4/1918

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs E Stiles of 9 Eaton Road, Sparkbrook

Previous Employment: Worker at BSA

The Malvern News reported: “Pte Harold George Stiles, Royal Warwickshire Regiment [1], the son of Mr and Mrs E Stiles of 9 Eaton Road, Sparkbrook, formerly residing at Albany Cottage, West Malvern, has been killed in action a fortnight after going to France. He was 19, and before joining up he worked for BSA.”

Harold Stiles was killed during the German Spring Offensive [2] at the Battle of Hazebrouck when the two Warwickshire battalions of the 182nd Brigade along with the 51st (Highland) Division fought in vain to check the enemy advance.

Malvern News 4/5/18
Stacke, Capt H. FitzM The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War Kidderminster 1921


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[1] Royal Warwickshire Regiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Warwickshire_Regiment

[2] German Spring Offensive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Offensive

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