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Myles, Thomas Picton (1912-1942)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Thomas Picton Myles (1912-1942), born 12 June 1912, son of Colonel Charles Duncan Myles, OBE, (Army Medical Service) and Letitia Francis Myles of Pineacre, Frimley Green, Surrey.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) January 1926-April 1930; Lyon House XV rugby football team; XXX Blazer.

 

Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

 

St Mary's Hospital, M.B., B.Chir. 1936 licence to practice conferred by the Royal College of Physicians.

 

WW2, Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed on active service at Bangalore, Mysore, on 3 November 1942, aged 30.

 

Commemorated at:

Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India, 1. F. 16 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2172971/myles,-thomas...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Lyon House war memorial.

 

Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Thomas Picton Myles was unintentionally shot at Bangalore, whither he had gone after service with the M.E.F. A school friend [Peter Fegan] wrote of him: "He was a 'heart of corn,' if ever there was one. He wrote and told me how grand it was to see Sherborne again and everyone carrying on in spite of everything." An independent thinker of great promise he was modest and unassuming and as kindly as a man could be and blessed with a wonderful sense of humour. He was shot in the chest while passing near some trouble between a sentry and native soldiers. So died a man of outstanding character.'

 

His Housemaster, A.H. Trelawny-Ross, wrote in the Lyon House letter (July 1943): 'Some will remember the week his mother spent here and how they all went out before breakfast to pick primroses for her birthday... His was a most lovable nature and his ability would have carried him far.'

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