Private Edward Chichele Giles

Service number 4125
Birth Date 1900-07-21
Birth Place Australia: Western Australia, Day Dawn
Death Date 1916-07-29
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 28th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Edward Chichele Giles (4125, 28th Battalion) was a teamster from Queens Park, WA. He enlisted at Perth in January 1916. Edward was killed in action at Pozieres on 29 July 1916, only two weeks after joining his battalion. He was 16 years of age. Edward is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. His uncle, SGT Frank Giles, was also killed in action during the battle of Pozieres. Edward’s brother, Private Nathaniel Giles, was awarded a Military Medal.



Date of birth 21 July 1900
Date of enlistment 21 January 1916
Date of embarkation 01 April 1916
Date of death 29 July 1916