Monday 11 May 2009

Private Alfred Joseph Giles

Born on 8 January 1890 in Kent, England - brother of Thomas Walter Giles, HMS Bonaventure - brother of Miss Nellie Giles, Swancombe, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, gray eyes, red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410280) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 22 April 1918 - buried in La Targette British Cemetery (grave I.J.28), France.

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