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Thomas GILES

Regimental number5991
Place of birthGulnare, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressStockyard Creek, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.7
Height5' 3"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R A Giles, Stockyard Creek, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 24th Light Horse Regiment; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps School
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as Private.
Discharge date13 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bakara', 24 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 13 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILES Thomas

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