GILES Walter

  • First Name(s):
    Walter 
  • Surname:
    GILES
  • Service Number:
    263475
  • Rank:

    Sapper

  • Conflict:
    WW1
  • Service:
    Army
  • Army Sector:
    Engineers
  • Corps:
    Corps of Royal Engineers
  • Regiment:
    Royal Engineers
  • Former Units:
    None
  • Date of Death:
    18th January 1918
  • Age At Death:
    33
  • Place of Death:
    Unknown
  • Place of Burial:
    Cement House Cemetery Belgium, Grave III. A. 4.
  • Place of Birth:
    Unknown
  • Home Town:
    Unknown
  • Casualty's Relatives:

    Husband of Elizabeth Burton (formerly Giles), of Lower Norton, Birmingham Rd., Bromsgrove

Remember The Fallen - Lest We Forget

GILES Walter Is Named On These Memorials

Notes About The Memorial(s) Listed Above

Possibly on Bromsgrove St John the Baptist Church WW1 Memorial.
Possibly on Bromsgrove Independent Order of Oddfellows under British Queen Lodge.

Further Information About GILES Walter

Walter Giles enlisted in the Royal Engineers on 10th December 1915, probably under the Derby Scheme as he was not mobilised until 12th April 1917.  On his attestation paper he gave his age as 32 years 2 months, his occupation as a plasterer and his address as The Cottage, Burcot.  This was later amended to Orchard Rd, Bromsgrove.  Walter was 5 feet 6½ inches tall.  He gave his next of kin as his wife, Elizabeth Giles (nee Matthews), Green Dragon, High St, Bromsgrove.  The couple married on 14th September 1902 in All Saints Church, Bromsgrove and had 4 daughters: Doris May born 13th May 1904, Elsie Hilda born 28th January 1907, Lily born 9th January 1911 and Ivy Gwendoline born 6th June 1914.  After mobilisation Walter was posted on 15th November 1917.  He was killed in action two months later on 18th January 1918.

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