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Edwin GRIFF

Regimental number1646
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation hand
AddressGresham Street, Longreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs J Griff, Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 2 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion during a hostile attack, when in charge of a forward section of guns. During a heavy bombardment, one gun was put out of action, but he continued to serve the remaining gun during a most critical period. Later, when all the officers with the battery had been killed, he took command, and directed and controlled the fire until the arrival of an officer. Throughout the day his splendid courage, energy, and resource set a magnificent example to all with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death14 June 1935
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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