Regimental Number: 3213097
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment; 21st Reserve Battalion
Gilles was born on October 10, 1896 in St. Stanislaus, Quebec. He came to Donnelly, Alberta in 1917 and was drafted into the Canadian army the following year. Having joined the army so late in the war, he served only in England. Gilles returned to Donnelly after the war and filed on homesteads at 16-78-20-W5, 19-77-20-W5, and NE 17-78-20-W5. He left the area in 1925 and died in the Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver on May 25, 1964.
Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace, p. 354