Edward Chichele GILES

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GILES, Edward Chichele

Service Number: 4125
Enlisted: 4 February 1916, Place of enlistment - Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Day Dawn, Western Australia, 1900
Home Town: Queens Park, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle Christian Brothers School
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 29 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cannington War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 28th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Perth, Western Australia
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 28th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A38' Ulysses from Fremantle on 1st April 1916, disembarking Egypt.
29 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 28th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on Tunisian from Alexandria, Egypt on 29th May 1916, disembarking Marseilles, France on 5th June 1916.
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 28th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Edward Chichele GILES was born at Day Dawn in Western Australia in 1900

His parents were Albert Edward GILES and Lily DAVIS

"...4125 Private Edward Chichele Giles, of Queens Park, WA... enlisted on 4 February 1916 and sailed from Perth, WA, with the 10th Reinforcements, 28th Battalion on HMAT Ulysses on 1 April 1916... killed in action at Pozieres on 29 July 1916... According to his records Pte Giles was aged 18 years, however he may have put his age up when he enlisted. (he has) no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France..."SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au) 

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