GILES, John Frederick
Captain John Giles, 3 troop, died during operations at Vaagso. He had served with No 3 Commando since their first raid on Guernsey.
John Giles received his first commission into the Gloucestershire Regiment and won the heavy-weight boxing championship of the Army Southern Command. He also played rugby for Clifton Rugby Football Club.
His brother 2/Lt. Bruce Giles also served in No 3 Commando and was at Vaagso.Sources CWGC. Clifton RFC History [view]. Storm from the Sea by Peter Young. See entry for Pte James Gardner Murray [view].