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Francis James GILES

Regimental number7241
Place of birthSouthport, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWallumbilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Giles, Wallumbilla, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMackay, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1920
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date15 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 110 Pte Monte William GILES, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 15th Bn, in the field, 4 august 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, abdomen, penetrating), and admitted to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th General Hospital, Etaples, 1 October 1917; to England, 15 October 1917, and admitted to Duston Hospital, 16 October 1917 (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 14 January 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 January 1918.

Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, Hurdcott, 17 April 1918 (scabies); marched in to No 4 Command Depot from hospital, 25 April 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 1 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1918; marched in to Base Depot, Havre, 24 May 1918.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 26 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, 1 August 1918 (gonorrhoea); total period of treatment for venereal disease: 68 days.

Rejoined 15th Bn, in the field, 17 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 March 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 14 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 2 June 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 3 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cap Verde', 5 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 29 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 15 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILES Francis James

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