Monday, May 21, 2012

Giles, Dr. Joseph

death registered 1930/2791 Giles Joseph aged 97 years

Dr. J. Giles, who died in Auckland on the 9th inst., in his 98th year, was a leading member of the Wellington Chess Club in its foundation year (1876). This Crimean veteran, who worked with Florence Nightingale, had been a resident in New Zealand for 72 years, during which time he had been a medical practitioner, farmer, gold digger, Magistrate, mining warden, newspaper editor, departmental under-secretary, and a member of thirteen Royal Commissions. His very active and varied, life certainly supported the Shakespearian dictum that "each man in his time plays many parts."
Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 136, 13 June 1930, Page 15

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