About Edgar Giles
Mr Edgar Giles
- Born: 1894
- Age: 21 years
- Last Residence: in Porthleven Cornwall England
- Occupation: Carpenter / Joiner
- 2nd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 28133 , £11 10s
- Destination: Camden New Jersey United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Edgar Giles, 21, was born in Cornwall He was the son of William H Giles (farm/general worker) and Mary Cornish Giles (née Andrewartha). Initially the family lived in the village of Manaccan, Cornwall, later moving to live in Wheal Unity Road (now Unity Road) in the town of Porthleven, Cornwall.
Edgar was a brother of Albert, James (Jim), William Henry (k/a Henry), Lily, Richard (k/a Dick) John Frances, Norman, Frederick Edward (k/a Fred) and Edward. The nine boys were well known in Porthleven for their singing. Edgar worked for Mr Wells of the post establishment in Porthleven. In 1910 Edgar's elder brother, John Frances Giles emigrated to America, where he set up home at 435 Pine Street, Camden, New Jersey where he worked as a professional horse trainer. A couple of years later Edgar and his brother Frederick decided to join him there.
For their journey both Edgar and Frederick travelled on Titanic, boarding at Southampton. They had been due to travel on Oceanic but the coal strike had forced the change to Titanic. They travelled second class. Edgar's ticket (No. 28133) cost him £11 10s.
Edgar Giles died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.