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Miles Christian Templer Sargent was the grandson of Beatrice (nee Templer) and Rev Sidney George Hawlett Sargent
SARGENT, MILES CHRISTIAN TEMPLER
Service No: 6013470
Date of Death: 16/05/1940
Regiment/Service:Essex Regiment 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference Column 94.
Memorial DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
Son of the Revd. Laurens Christopher Sargent, B.A., and Ethel Muriel Sargent, of Nonington, Kent.
Private Miles Christian Templar SARGENT (6013470)
2nd Battalion Essex Regiment
Date of birth: 22nd September 1920
Date of death: 16th May 1940
Killed in action aged 19
Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial Column 94
He was born at Westgate on Sea on the 22nd of September 1920, the son of Major Laurens Christopher Sargent OKS, army tutor, later ordained, and Ethel Muriel (nee Dancy) of Up Pantiles, Ryders Avenue, Westgate, and later of The Vicarage, St Peter in Thanet, Kent, and Ingrave Rectory near Brentwood.
He was educated at Flete House, Westgate, and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1934 to March 1938, where he was in School House.
On leaving school he went abroad to study languages.
When war broke out he enlisted in the Essex Regiment and landed in France on the 4th May 1940 being killed a few days later.
His brother, Flying Officer John Michael Hewlett Sargent No1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Royal Air Force was killed in action on the 9th of December 1941.