Private George Giles' mud-spattered uniform from World War I is one of the Australian War Memorial's most treasured items

By The Australian War Memorial
Updated April 5 2020 - 8:15pm, first published 2:00pm
Privates George Giles, left, and John Anderton with their kit as they come out of battle in 1918. Picture: The Australian War Memorial

Private George Giles had just fought in the battle of Morlancourt and was marching back down into the valley of the river Ancre, when a tall, thin man in glasses approached and asked if he could have his uniform and kit.

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