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Thomas John GRIFFIN

Regimental number1190
Date of birth12 December 1889
Place of birthHammond, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressHammond, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Ellen Griffin, Hammond, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Police Force; left of own accord.
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1916
Discharge date21 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit: fractured right leg), 21 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Re-enlisted, 30 May 1918; discharged, 24 December 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as GRIFFEN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFIN Thomas John

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