The Men

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GILES, HERBERT ERIC GUNTHER

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Private
14443547
01/10/1944 
19
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Bn.
II. C. 15.
He gave his young life fighting for England and your liberty

Additional Information:
(Served as GILES to hide his German name). Son of Berthold and Frieda Caroline Marie Selig.

He died of wounds at the field hospital in the village of Meerveldhoven where he was initially buried.

Herbert Selig fled his hometown of Hamburg just before the war. In January 1939 he arrived with on a child transport of Jewish Children in the UK. The rest of his family stayed behind. His father died in a concentration camp. Herbert joined the British Forces and changes his name around to Giles to sound less German.

More in our newletter of April 2020 (in Dutch).

Original gravesite at Meerveldhoven.