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John James GRIFFIN

Regimental number3117
Place of birthKiama, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStockman
Address38 Cavendish Street, Highgate Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinSister, Nora Griffin, 38 Cavendish Street, Highgate Hill, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 59), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Martin and Mary GRIFFIN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 18 January 1916.

Found guilty, 14 February 1916, of leaving the troopship without leave: forfeited 5 days' pay.

Disembarked Alexandria, 16 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 5 April 1916.

Admitted No 8 Field Ambulance, Moascar, 10 June 1916 (influenza); discharged, 12 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend F. C. Ward, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFIN John James

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