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422376
  • Title
    Giles papers, 16 May 1915-12 April 1919 / John Albert Giles
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    16 May 1915-12 April 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422376
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    John Albert Giles, 2nd Steward with Union Steamship Co., New Zealand, enlisted at Warwick Farm, 7 Sept. 1915 and served as a private with the 53rd Battalion, 14th Brigade. John Giles embarked on the troopship A 15 Star of England in Mar. 1916 and served in Egypt and from June 1916 in France, where he was reported missing in action 28 July 1916 and officially reported prisoner of war 12 Aug. 1916. He remained in German prison camps, mainly Schneidemuhl, until November 1918 when he was repatriated to England. He returned to Australia April 1919. His brother, Clyde Giles also served in the A.I.F., with the 1st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    John Albert Giles papers, 16 May 1915 - 12 April 1919

    ITEM 02
    John Albert Giles diary, 19 June 1916-16 December 1916

    ITEM 03
    John Albert Giles diary narrative, 1914-1919

    ITEM 04
    John Albert Giles photographs, 1915-1918
  • Source
    Purchased from J. A. Giles, 1920 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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