Jack Giles

Leonard George 'Jack'[1] Giles (17 June 1921 – 23 August 1994) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Sturt in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL),[2] and cricketer, who represented South Australia. He was appointed captain of Sturt in 1949.[1]

Jack Giles
Personal information
Full name Leonard George Giles
Date of birth (1921-06-17)17 June 1921
Place of birth Yorketown, South Australia
Date of death 23 August 1994(1994-08-23) (aged 73)
Place of death Glandore, South Australia
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941–1942, 1946–1951 Sturt 95 (30)
1943 Richmond 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951.
Career highlights
  • Sturt captain 1949
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com
Jack Giles
Cricket information
RoleSpecialist batsman
Domestic team information
1928/29South Australia
Career statistics
Competition First Class
Matches 5
Runs scored 164
Batting average 20.50
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average n/a
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling n/a
Catches/stumpings 4/0

In 1942 he enlisted in the Australian Defence Force, joining the 112th Australian Light Anti Aircraft Regiment,[3] and in 1943 he played one game for Richmond in the Victorian Football League.


  1. "Sturt Pick Men To Train". The Mail. Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 16 April 1949. p. 19. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. Lysikatos, John (2015). We Are Sturt - Vol.1 1901-1944 (First ed.). Mile End, South Australia: Newstyle Printing. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-9943026-0-1.
  3. "World War 2 Nominal Roll". National Archives of Australia.

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