GILES, John Frederick

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Gloucestershire Regiment, Royal Tank Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
68678
Died : 
Saturday, December 27, 1941
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Captain John Giles, 3 troop, was killed 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].
 

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