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John Ernest GILES

Regimental number3760
Place of birthWodonga, Victoria
SchoolState School No. 3259, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoodend, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Giles, Woodend, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death28
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Special Memorial, 53), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary GILES. Native of Wodonga, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNil

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