Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly 2942, Worcestershire Regiment.
Service number : 240731
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 27th November 1918 aged 31
Buried : Pinvin (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Worcestershire England, Against West boundary.
Birthplace : Pershore, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of Edwin and Sophia Giles; husband of Mary Beatrice, Giles, 2 Deerhurst Terrace, Pinvin
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Pinvin St Nicholas Church. Pinvin British Legion Club now in Pinvin C of E School.
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment.
The following information is from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives:
Lance Corporal, 1st/8th Worcesters. Brother of Frederick Giles. Died of influenza at home on 27th November 1918.
Head St, Pershore
Edwin Giles, head, age 47 Market Gardeners Labourer
Sophia Giles, wife, age 49
William Giles, son, age 18
Arthur Giles, son, age 16
Alfred Giles, son, age 11
Mark Giles, son, age 8
Kate Giles, dau, age 4
Fred Giles, son, age 3
No 226 Fields New Road, Chadderton, Nr Oldham
Arthur Giles, head, age 26, carter, born Pershore, Worcestershire
Mary Beatrice Giles, wife, age 26, born Leigh Court, nr Malvern, Worcestershire
Reuben Giles, son, age 3, born Pinvin, nr Pershore, Worcestershire
Edward Giles, son, age 2, born Pinvin, nr Pershore, Worcestershire
John Giles, son, age 6 months, born Chadderton nr Oldham, Lancashire
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/