Mr Frank Miles

Mr Frank Miles was born in Kent 1, England in early 1889.

He was the son of Richard Miles (b. 1853), a carpenter, and Emily Hart (b. 1853), both natives of Kent (Northfleet and Erith, respectively) who had married on 5 February 1883 in Southwark, London.

He had four known siblings: Richard (b. 1885), Eva (b. 1886), Ellen (b. 1887) and Florence Maud (b. 1892).

Frank first appears on the 1891 census living with his mother and siblings at 11 Blind (?) Street in Greenwich. What became of his mother is unclear but it is possible that she died around the turn of the century, leaving he and his siblings to be taken in by aunts and uncles.

By the time of the 1901 census he is living with his maternal uncle and aunt, Henry and Sarah Collins at 103 King George Street in Greenwich and would still be listed here at the time of the 1911 census when he was described as an unmarried mariner and motor engineer.

Frank boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 359306 which cost £8, 1s), recording his last address as  103 King George Street and giving his profession as an engineer. Neither his destination in the USA nor his reason for travelling is known.

Frank died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His father Richard died on 9 February 1924 and Frank is commemorated on his headstone in Charlton Cemetery, South London:

ALSO OF FRANK
YOUNGEST SON OF THE ABOVE

DROWNED ON THE "TITANIC"
15TH APRIL 1912, AGED 23

Notes

  1. Exact birthplace unclear as all census records he appears on cite different locations: 1891 - Rosherville, Kent; 1901 - Northfleet, Kent; 1911 - Leigh, Kent.
 

Comment and discuss

  1. tom miles said:

    my grandfather, frank miles, was wounded in the first world war and died one week after it ended in 1914. he did not die on the titanic. he survived the titanic. he is buried in boissevain manitoba canada.

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    Jason D. Tiller said:

    Welcome aboard Tom

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  3. tom miles said:

    correction: francis(frank)miles was buried in france. his name is on the war memorial in boissevain manitoba. sorry bout that.

  4. Lester Mitcham said:

    Hi Tom, Back in February of 2001; on your behalf; your friend Alice Gray and I exchanged a number of e-mails on the subject of your grandfather. At the time I supplied her with all of the informations we have concerning the Frank Miles who was a passenger on the Titanic. Never once did Alice say that those informations corresponded in any way with the informations you have concerning your grandfather. I also repeat what I told her. There is no evidence that the Frank Miles who was a passenger on the Titianic survived. Had he done so his name would have been recorded on the Carpathia Lists.... Read full post

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