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Christopher Leslie GILES

Date of birth11 July 1891
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss F Giles, 145 Stewart Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military service63rd Infantry
Enlistment date29 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion


Unit: 39th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 August 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 16 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

American Distinguished Service Medal

Recommendation date: 30 July 1919

Military Cross

Recommendation date: "8-9 September 1918 refers"

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Enlisted twice. The first time in the 14th Battalion Company E as 2nd Lieutenant. Age 23, occupation, Soldier. Stated to be single, address care of A Pront, 145 Stewart Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Next of kin was Miss Giles (sister) care of A Pront, 145 Stewart Street, Brunswick. Enlisted on 19 October 1914
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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