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John Mortimer GRIFFEN

Regimental number6803
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCook's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Griffen, 179 Darby Street, Cook's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military service16th Infantry
Enlistment date11 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
125
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Jessie GRIFFEN, Mortimer, 24 Silsoe Street, Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsFather: 6806 Pte Daniel GRIFFEN, 35th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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