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Full Name
Leslie Charles Giles
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Leslie Charles
Surname
Giles
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
15775
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Oyster opener
Next of Kin
Mrs M.R. Giles (wife), care of Mrs W. McKinney, Point R, Bluff, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Marine Parade, Bluff, New Zealand
Military District
Invercargill
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 172
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
25 May 1941
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
2. A. 17.
Biographical Notes
Leslie Giles was the son of Charles Ernest Giles and of Mary Ellen Giles (nee Johnston); husband of Marjory Rosa Giles, of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
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