Tuesday, March 23, 1999 Published at 15:52 GMT
Somme 'deserter' honoured
Private Giles missed his roll call for the Somme
A soldier who was executed for desertion during World War I is to be commemorated on his local war memorial after a campaign by his family.
But his great-nieces Margaret Lowes and Elizabeth Williamson, from Newcastle, believe their great-uncle was the "victim of a great injustice".
He overslept and the next morning he returned to the trenches - only to find his fellow soldiers had moved on.
He caught them up, but missed his roll call for battle and was court-martialled for desertion.
But his superiors did not believe him, and he was shot on 24 August 1916, aged 24.
His great-nieces are still campaigning for a full pardon, but for now they are delighted that his name will be etched onto the memorial.