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James Henry Giles   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 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, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: 6 Campbell Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Married Age at enlistment: 24 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Next of Kin: Ettie Giles (Wife) 6 Campbell Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia   Religion: Roman Catholic James was one of four sons of Matthew Giles.  His brother, Matthew was killed in action, October 1, 1916. Another brother, Thomas was killed September 10, 1918.  A third brother Frank (1888-1969) also served in World War I.  James was married with two children and living in Halifax when he enlisted in March 1916. Date of Death: April 10, 1917 Age at Death: 25 Cause of Death: Killed in Action (Vimy Ridge)    Buried at: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France Plot: II. G. 17. Lapugnoy is a village 6 kilometres west of Bethune. The first burials were made in Plot I of the cemetery in September 1915, but it was most heavily used during the Battle of Arras, which began in April 1917. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery contains 1,324 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 3 being unidentified. 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 
Private James Henry Giles
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