Charles James AWMM
Also known as
WWI 27653 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs William Giddens (mother), Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 9" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
162 lb AWMM
Embarked Wellington, 26 April 1917; disembarked Sydney, Australia, 2 May 1917; re-embarked Sydney, 9 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 July 1917, and marched into Sling Camp.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; joined 3rd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, and posted to D Company, in the field, 25 October 1917.
Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 8 December 1917 (diarrhea); rejoined unit, 17 December 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 27 January 1918.
Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 7 February 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to 63rd Casualty Clearing Station, 11 February 1918; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 20 February 1918; to England, 27 February 1918, and admitted to Tooting War Hospital (trench fever); transferred to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 7 March 1918; to NZ Depot, Torquay, 4 May 1918; to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 23 July 1918. Marched into Brocton from Codford, 27 April 1919; marched into Sling Camp, 27 April 1919.
Discharged as a deserter (medically unfit), 16 June 1919.
Total war service: 2 years 164 days (of which 2 years 70 days were abroad). AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Roll of Honour
Remember Charles James Giddens by laying a poppy.
Leave a note
Leave a tribute or memory of
Charles James Giddens
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
60: 8 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.