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423422
  • Title
    Giles papers, 9 May 1914-13 May 1919 / Arthur Clyde Giles
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1841
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    9 May 1914-13 May 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423422
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    1 volume
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Arthur Clyde Giles, born in Glebe, Sydney was a steward on the New Zealand passenger ship Maunganui, which at the outbreak of war was converted to a troopship, and continued working on this and other troopships until May 1915. He enlisted in the A.I.F. at the age of 28 on 10 June 1915, stating his occupation as boundary rider, and served with the 1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement in Egypt before embarking for France 28 Mar. 1916. He attended the School of Instruction at Etaples 3 Aug. 1916, was wounded in action in France 18 Aug. 1916, hospitalised in England, wounded again 4 Oct. 1917 and returned to Australia in May 1919. Clyde Giles later enlisted in the Australian Military Forces in Feb. 1942 but was discharged because of illness.
    His brother John Albert Giles also served in the A.I.F., with the 53rd Battalion, 14th Brigade
  • Scope and Content
    Letters, 9 May 1914-13 May 1919, mainly from Clyde Giles to his father James Clark Giles, describing work and experiences on board the Maunganui, May-Oct. 1914, training at Liverpool, N.S.W., June-Aug. 1915, service in Egypt, Nov. 1915-Mar. 1916, and in France - April 1916-Nov. 1918 with spells in England for treatment of wounds, Aug.-Oct. 1916, Oct. 1917-April 1918.
    Includes photographs of Clyde Giles and others, 1916-1917, postcards and miscellanea 1914-1918
  • Source
    Presented by A.C. Giles, ca. 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

    Microfilm available at CY 4842, frames 1 - 324
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 861325
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