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Samuel GILES

Regimental number2171
Place of birthSt Austell, Cornwell, England
SchoolFowey Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHenning Hall, Kilball, Panton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Grace Giles, Kilball, St Ewe, Mavagissey, Cornwall, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXIV, Row C, Grave No. I), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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