Arthur Francis Edward GILES

GILES, Arthur Francis Edward

Service Number: 2114
Enlisted: 14 April 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Mount Templeton, South Australia, 27 April 1894
Home Town: Halbury, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Halbury
Occupation: Farmer Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 December 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava Anglican Church WW1 Honour Board, Balaklava District WW1 Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Memorial, Hoyleton Memorial Gates, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1916: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 2114, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Adelaide, SA
13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 2114, 5th Pioneer Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 2114, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Arthur was born as Arthur Francis Edwin GILES at Mount Templeton, South Australia on 27th April, 1894

His parents were Henry Francis GILES & Katherine Jane ELLIOTT


Memorial Notice

Wooroora Producer, January 4, 1917.

The Supreme Sacrifice

We regret to record that Private A.F.E Giles was killed in action on December 8 last. He was the grandson of Mr James Giles, well known in the district as the clerk of the Hall District Council. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs H.F. Giles of Halbury. He had been working near Owen for the last few years with Mr. A.H. Sherwood, and was greatly respectedby all who knew him. He enlisted in 1916, after the usual training at Mitcham, was sent from these shores in the 3rd reinforcements of the 5th Pioneers about August last. After a very brief stay in England, he was moved on to the battlefields of France, where he lost his life at the early age of 22 years. A memorial service will, probably, be held in St Luke's Church, Owen, on Sunday next, and it is hoped to arrange one in Balaklava also, where his family and connections are better known.