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Charles Edmund GILES [9425]
Jane Eleanor CARVER [9426]
J JOHNSON [11956]
Ann [25860]
Edgar GILES [9434]
Annie JOHNSON [9435]

Douglas Edgar Edwin GILES [11957]
(1879-Cir 1915)


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Douglas Edgar Edwin GILES [11957]

  • Born: 25 Sep 1879, Rockhampton QLD
  • Died: Cir 1915 aged about 36

bullet  General Notes:

Douglas was an electrical and mechanical engineer.

GILES.-On the 27th instant, at the residence of her mother, Quay-street, the wife of Edgar Giles, of a son.
Ref: Morning Bulletin Rockhampton, Qld. Mon 29 Sep 1879 Page 1.

Douglas Edgar Edwin Giles
Birth Date:25 Sep 1879
Birth Place:Queensland
Registration Year:1879
Registration Place:Queensland, Australia
Father:Edgar Giles
Mother:Ann Johnson
Page Number:5358
Registration Number:005160

First name(s)Douglas Edgar Edwin
Last nameGiles
Registration year1879
Registration number1879/005160
Birth date25 Sep 1879
Father's first name(s)Edgar
Mother's first name(s)Ann
Mother's last nameJohnson
Record setQueensland Births 1829-1919
CategoryLife Events (BDMs)
SubcategoryCivil Births
Collections fromAustralasia

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
St James Park, Westminster, London.
Douglas Edgar Edwin Giles, Senior Shift Engineer, Corporation Electricity Works, Birmingham.
Being 29 years of age is desirous of admission into the Institution of Mechanical Engineers . . . . . 20 October 1908.
Date of birth 25 September 1879.
Educated in the Public State Schools 5 years and finally for 3 years at Queens College, Auckland New Zealand.
Apprenticeship served with W A Ryan & Co, Auckland, New Zealand, from 23rd of November 1896 to 12 December 1901.
Worked as fitter from August 29, 1902, to 14 January 1903 with the British Westinghouse Company.
Engaged as Switchman from January 20 to November 18, 1903 in the Dickinson Street and Bloom Street generating stations of the Manchester Corporation Electricity Works.
Shift engineer from November 25, 1903 to December 16, 1904 in the power station of the Mersey Tunnel Railway.
Engineer in charge from 11th of January 1905 to 18th of April 1906, of the Thornhill Power Station of the Yorkshire Electric Power Co.
Shift engineer from 21st of April 1906 which position I at present hold in Summer Lane Generating Station Birmingham.
Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

Douglas E Giles
Estimated birth year:abt 1879
Arrival Date:Dec 1908
Arrival Port:Melbourne, Australia
Departure Port:Liverpool

Douglas E Giles
Estimated birth year:abt 1880
Port of Departure:Liverpool
Port of Arrival:Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date:6 Jan 1909
Vessel Name:Perseo
(Vessel Persic departed Liverpool 18 Nov 1808.)

Passage typeUnassisted
Record setNew South Wales Passenger Lists
First name(s)Douglas
Last nameGiles
VesselS S Persie
Departure portLiverpool Via Cape Town
StateNew South Wales
Nationality/where born-
Arrival portSydney, New South Wales
Arrival year1909
Arrival date06 Jan 1909
Seaman or passengerPassenger
StationElect Engr
ArchiveState Records Authority of New South Wales
Year range1899
Collections fromAustralasia

Record setNew South Wales Passenger Lists
Name(s)Mr & Mrs E D Giles and Misses (3) Gild & child
Departure portLondon
StateNew South Wales
Nationality/where born-
Arrival portSydney, New South Wales
Arrival year1913
Arrival date27 Feb 1913
Seaman or passengerPassenger
(Not considered to be Douglas)

Record setAustralia Electoral Rolls
First name(s)Douglas
Last nameGiles
House name24
StreetRedan Street
Address24 Redan Street
Sub-districtMosman East
DistrictMiddle Harbour
StateNew South Wales

bullet  Research Notes:

Handwritten notes on a photo copy of Pg 103, Somerset North and South, against Douglas Edmund Giles born 1879 of Edgar & Annie Giles, Rockhampton Electrical Engineer, reads:
"d at Solomon Islands 1915; Prisoner of War; m, issue."


bullet  Other Records

1. Douglas E E Giles: UK Mechanical Engineers Reports & Passenger manifest 1908.

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