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Giles, P., Pte., 1916

Photo: Fiona Wallin

In Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 10018 Private Peter Giles, serving with the 14th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers who died 24/08/1916.

This photo shows the plaque attached to the post to Pte. Giles' memory in the National Memorial Arboretum, in the area set aside to remember the men shot at dawn

Private Peter Giles was shot for desertion in 1916.

Shot at Dawn; Putkowski and Sykes; Leo Cooper, 1989, ISBN 0 85052 295 1

Blindfold and Alone: British Military Executions in the Great War; Cathryn Corns and John Hughes-Wilson; Cassell; 2001; ISBN 0 304 36449 5

The Journal 20/03/1999 reports the efforts of his two great nieces to have his name added to the memorial; 03/07/1999 reports the addition of the name on the memorial in time for the re-dedication of the relocated memorial.

Peter Giles is remembered at Byker on B95.09 and in B95.11

The CWGC entry for Private Giles

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk