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George Giesler


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Giesler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 470 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Leith ValleyDunedin Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 August 1914 AWMM 228 Banks Street, South Melbourne, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Giesler, Leith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 470 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    25 Jul 1916 {Age 25} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A brother, Francis Alfred GIESLER, also born Dunedin, served as 351, 23rd Australian Infantry and showed his mother at 107 York Street, South Melbourne. Another brother, William appears to have tried to enlist in 1918 at 35 years of age, but was rejected. A 1920 Statutory Declaration from their mother revealed she had left her husband in New Zealand some 23 years previously as he refused to adequately support the family. She took five children (the two eldest and three youngest), but left another four including George with her husband, them later joining her and moving to Australia around 1914) Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - NAA :
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About death

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  • Death
    25 July 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 25 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 45), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France AWMM
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  • With ANZAC day due to be commemorated shortly, I would like to acknowledge and remember the efforts of my great uncle George Giesler and his comrades during the Somme battle. At the age of just 25 years old, it must have seemed soul destroying battling in such atrocious conditions.



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    AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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27 May 2016Brianprivee crabappleResearcher

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