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Regimental number470
Place of birthLeith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand
SchoolLeith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand
OccupationWood machinist
Address228 Banks Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWilliam Giesler, Leith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name5th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 45), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth GIESLER, Leith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front


Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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