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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Gyles N O     2nd Air Mechanic    2705    Nathaniel Oliver               AFC    42    Armourer    Married    Meth       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Derby St, 20   

Next of Kin:    Gyles, E, Mrs, 20 Derby St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    3 Jan 1918       

Embarked:     A71 Nestor 28 Feb 1918

Prior Service: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles (OzBoer database)  



Mr. N. L. Gyles, of Moonee Ponds, who enlisted lately, is a South African veteran. He is a married man, 40 years of age, and while on service in South Africa he was twice wounded. His father took part in the Eureka riot, and his grandfather fought at Trafalgar.


Advertising. (1918, January 4). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604693 




Though a married man, 40 years of age, Mr
N. L. Gyles, of Moonee Ponds, enlisted at
the Town Hall recruiting depot yesterday.
While serving in the South African war, he
was twice wounded, on the second occasion
the bullet passing through his body. Mr
Gyles is to join the Flying Corps. His father,
the Iate S. W. Gyles, took part in the Eureka

riot, and his grandfather fought at Trafalgar.

EAGER TO FIGHT AGAIN (1917, December 6). The Herald

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 8.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242435417





War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Moonee Ponds Methodist Church

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