GILES Benjamin

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  • Regiment:
    Devonshire Regiment
  • Former Units:
    Transferred to (99811) 114th Company Labour Corps
  • Date of Death:
    9th February 1919
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  • Place of Burial:
    Bromsgrove Cemetery, Worcestershire, England, Grave R. 192.
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    Son of Mark Giles

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Further Information About GILES Benjamin

Benjamin Giles enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment as Private 52936 on 11th December 1915 at Exeter.  On his attestation paper he gave his address as 518 Green Lanes, Small Heath, Birmingham, his age as 28 years 11 months and his occupation as a Drapers Assistant.  He was 6 feet 1 inch tall and his next of kin was his mother, Elizabeth Giles, Melbourne Road, Sidemoor, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.  Benjamin was on home leave from 11th December 1915 until 24th February 1917 when he was posted overseas, arriving in France on 25th February 1917.  He was transferred to the Labour Corps in April 1918.  Benjamin died from pneumonia on 9th February 1919 and was buried in Bromsgrove Cemetery on Saturday 15th February.  He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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Credits: Researched by Chris and Angela Lucas. Service Records researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor.