Arthur Clyde Giles

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Clyde

Last name: Giles

Personal information:

Rank Private on enlistment, Corporal on Nominal Roll; served with the 1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement in Egypt before embarking for France 28 Mar. 1916. He attended the School of Instruction at Etaples 3 Aug. 1916, was wounded in action in France 18 Aug. 1916, hospitalised in England, wounded again 4 Oct. 1917 and returned to Australia in May 1919. Clyde Giles enlisted in the Australian Military Forces in Feb. 1942 but was discharged because of illness. His diary includes the period between 1914 and 1915 when he was steward aboad the New Zealand passenger ship Maunganui.
His brother John Albert Giles also served in the A.I.F., with the 53rd Battalion, 14th Brigade

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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