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Frederick Gordon GILES

Regimental number1400
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectrician
AddressHolmes Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinE Giles, Holmes Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Discharge date12 September 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1101 Pte George Leslie GILES, 6th Bn, died of wounds, 14 July 1915; 7241 Pte William GILES, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 8 April 1915. Taken sick, Gallipoli, 27 November 1915; transferred to St Paul's Hospital, Malta, 4 December 1915. Transferred by ship to Egypt, 10 February 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, Cairo, 18 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916. Transferred to 21st Field Artillery Brigade. 15 May 1916. Appointed Temporary Bombardier, Belgium, 4 September 1916; confirmed Bombardier, 23 September 1916. Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1917 (gun shot wound, left groin and right thigh). Admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 1 August 1917. Transferred to England, 25 August 1917, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Colchester. Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 November 1917; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; discharged, 12 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death4 August 1920

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