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Regimental number3713
Date of birth14 September 1876
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs. J. Griffin, Old Queen's Arms Hotel, Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date4 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 34th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date4 March 1919
Other details

War service: embarked at Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 4 April 1918, and taken on strength, Reinforcement Camp. Transferred to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 29 June 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 12 July 1918. Admitted sick to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 8 August 1918; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Brigade Detail, 10 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 15 January 1919; disembarked at Adelaide, 15 February 1919. Discharged at Adelaide, 4 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Walter Vincent GRIFFIN. Parents: John GRIFFITHS and Sarah RYAN

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