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Name: James Henry Giles Regiment: 219 Battalion/13th Battalion Regimental Number: 282306 Rank: Lance Corporal - 219th Battalion Private - 13th Battalion Date of Birth: January 30, 1892 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, NS Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: 6 Campbell Rd., Halifax, NS Age at enlistment: 24 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Marital Status: Married Trade: Labourer Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Ettie Giles (Wife) 6 Campbell Rd., Halifax, NS Date of Death: April 10, 1917 Age at Death: 25 Cause of Death: Killed in Action (Vimy Ridge) Cemetery: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France Grave Reference: II. G. 17. Commemorated on Page 243 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 30 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion James was one of four sons of Matthew and Mary Ann Giles of Yarmouth, NS. He was married with two children and living in Halifax when he enlisted in March 1916. James was one of four brothers who served. Thomas Giles was near killed near Buissy, Matthew Giles was killed at the Somme and a third brother, Frank George Giles (1888-1969), the only surviving brother was invalided home.
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