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Offline GaznDon

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Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 20:24 BST (UK) »
Good evening everyone,

I would like to find out as much as possible about the Army career of my g-g-uncle, Harry Giles.

Harry was born in Walsall in 1877, and moved to Sheffield some time before 1891. He lived in the Grimesthorpe and Attercliffe areas, and he married Hannah (Annie) Elizabeth Marshall.

I know that Harry served in and survived WW1, but I believe he may also have served in the Army prior to that.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.  :-)

GaznDon
ADAMS, AVENELL, BOLDOCK, CUBLEY, DARWENT, GILES, GREATOREX, HEATHCOTE, HILL, HOMER, HUNTER, INGALL, LANGSDALE, MOODY, MOORE, PINDER, QUICK, REVILL, REYNOLDS, SHAW, TYSON, WAGSTAFF, WALKER, WATSON, WHITE, UNDY.<br /><br />Derbys, Leics, Lincs, Notts, Wilts (Highworth), Worcs (Stourbridge), Yorks (Sheffield, Rotherham).  
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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles of Attercliffe, please.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 August 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
Findmypast have service records for him. He attested in the Labour Corp in 1915, he had previously served in the Coldstream Guards in 1897.

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There are  an assortment of records for him, he was also in the York’s and Lancashire Regt.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles of Attercliffe, please.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 August 18 21:43 BST (UK) »
Statement of Service..............from 28-8-1914

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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 August 18 21:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much indeed, Jebber and Sandra. I've just realised that I put the wrong birth year down for Harry, it was 1876, December quarter. Sorry about that.

Sandra, that will keep me busy for quite a while, thanks again! :-)
ADAMS, AVENELL, BOLDOCK, CUBLEY, DARWENT, GILES, GREATOREX, HEATHCOTE, HILL, HOMER, HUNTER, INGALL, LANGSDALE, MOODY, MOORE, PINDER, QUICK, REVILL, REYNOLDS, SHAW, TYSON, WAGSTAFF, WALKER, WATSON, WHITE, UNDY.<br /><br />Derbys, Leics, Lincs, Notts, Wilts (Highworth), Worcs (Stourbridge), Yorks (Sheffield, Rotherham).  
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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 August 18 11:49 BST (UK) »
Oops.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 August 18 12:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much for that, jim1 - that explains why there was a baby born in the middle of the war, with two middle names which I strongly suspect are his real father's names. Sadly though, the child didn't live very long.  :'(
ADAMS, AVENELL, BOLDOCK, CUBLEY, DARWENT, GILES, GREATOREX, HEATHCOTE, HILL, HOMER, HUNTER, INGALL, LANGSDALE, MOODY, MOORE, PINDER, QUICK, REVILL, REYNOLDS, SHAW, TYSON, WAGSTAFF, WALKER, WATSON, WHITE, UNDY.<br /><br />Derbys, Leics, Lincs, Notts, Wilts (Highworth), Worcs (Stourbridge), Yorks (Sheffield, Rotherham).  
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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 August 18 13:02 BST (UK) »
I notice in April 1918 he's granted 21 days leave. I wouldn't want to have been in her shoes.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 August 18 14:42 BST (UK) »
Did Harry see out the entire war then, Jim?

The child in question died around the time the war ended.   :'(

I wouldn't have wanted to be in her shoes either, though it seems to have been a common occurrence!
ADAMS, AVENELL, BOLDOCK, CUBLEY, DARWENT, GILES, GREATOREX, HEATHCOTE, HILL, HOMER, HUNTER, INGALL, LANGSDALE, MOODY, MOORE, PINDER, QUICK, REVILL, REYNOLDS, SHAW, TYSON, WAGSTAFF, WALKER, WATSON, WHITE, UNDY.<br /><br />Derbys, Leics, Lincs, Notts, Wilts (Highworth), Worcs (Stourbridge), Yorks (Sheffield, Rotherham).  
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Re: Help needed to trace Army records for Harry Giles, please.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 02 August 18 14:45 BST (UK) »
He went onto the Z list (reserve) in 1919 so back to being a civilian.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/