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Charles William Giles

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  • Service number
    8695 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles - 10th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Private/Trooper Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Charles William AWMM
  • Surname
    Giles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8695 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1877 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
    1881 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Pirongia, Waikato, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Charles Giles of Hamilton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Ormond, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    father - Charles Giles of Hamilton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single
    1907 - married Etta Frances Emily Larkins Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles - 10th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    8695 AWMM
  • Military service
    1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer of Ormond, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    21 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Father was named Henry Rose Giles. AWMM
    • 29 May 1917 - Charles W Giles's father died -
      Much regret will be felt at the announcement of the death of Mr Charles Giles, an old and highly-esteemed resident of Hamilton, which occurred at the Waikato Hospital yesterday. Deceased who was a native of Oxford (England) came to New Zealand in 1874, and settled in Pirongia, where he resided for a number of years. From Pirongia he came to Hamilton, where he has resided ever since. He was of the sturdy type, and a most industrious man, and his services were in great demand, for an employer always knew that Charlie Giles would render an honest day's labour under all circumstances. Some time ago he was seized with a painful disease, and a few weeks since he was admitted to the Waikato Hospital, but his case was pronounced hopeless from the first, and he passed away as stated above. He leaves a widow and grown-up family of six daughters and five sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will take place at the Hamilton West cemetery tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 July 2015 - Waikato Times, Volume 88, Issue 13495, 29 May 1917, Page 4
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1949 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 73 AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 January 1932 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Hamilton CC Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    63 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Hamilton CC Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Hamilton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Hamilton CC Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taita Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Hamilton West Cemetery, Hamilton, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Hamilton CC Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    AIA-D-18 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Hamilton CC Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer to attached document "Gisborne Boys in the SA Boer War Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 July 2015 - Research
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • To My great grandfather gone but not forgotten. Mum, your granddaughter told us about you and I let her know before she passed that I had found you. Please look after her, loved and missed.
    Public - Rebecca - Other Relative - 6 May 2015
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17 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
06 May 2015RebeccaTrenthem Upper HuttOther Relative

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