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, 29 July 1900
Home Town: Queens Park, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Fremantle Christian Brothers School, Western Australia
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed In Action, Pozières, France, 29 July 1916, aged 16 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery, Thiepval, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Canning Honor Roll, Cannington War Memorial, Victoria Park St Joachim's Catholic Church Honour Board, 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, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Sandra Playle, When WW1 Came to Western Australia
 
4125 Edward Chichele Giles Private 28th Battalion. KIA 29.07.1916 had just celebrated his 16th birthday a week earlier. He was born 21.07.1900. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Villers Bretonneux Memorial in France.

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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