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Oswald Clement GRIFFEN

Regimental number2863
Place of birthRiverton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStoreman
AddressRiverton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 7.75"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Griffen, Riverton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 6 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery Special Memorial B, No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Riverton General Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: John and Elizabeth GRIFFEN, Riverton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2nd Lt Reginald Theodore GRIFFEN, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFEN Oswald Clement

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