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Name: Matthew Giles Battalion: 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 67306 Rank: Private Date of Birth: June 19, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 15, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, NS Trade: Labourer (Cotton Mill, Yarmouth NS) Marital Status: Single Religion: Salvation Army Next of Kin: Matthew Giles Sr.,(father), Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: October 1, 1916 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Regina Trench Cemetery (Somme,France) Grave Reference: V. B. 25. Commemorated on Page 91 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion. Matthew was the son of Matthew and Mary Ann Giles, of Commercial St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Private Matthew Giles was killed in action in the trenches at Courcelette. Matthew was one of four brothers who served. Thomas Giles was near Buissy, James Henry Giles at Vimy and a third brother, Frank George Giles, the only surviving brother was invalided home.
Matthew Giles