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Robert Ernest Harland GILES

Regimental number1917
Date of birth1 April 1896
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressEllendale, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Giles, Ellendale, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1917A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 676 Sergeant Arthur William Nelson GILES, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.
Other detailsHospitalised in England due to injuries received while on active service
Date of death23 October 1980 - Melbourne, Victoria

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