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Thomas Henry GRIFFITH

Regimental number2384
Date of birth--/09/1893
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAbbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, S Jonathan Griffith, 344 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Persia on 10 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 3 November 1917


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 1 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Ascension Wood, north west of St. Quentin, on 18th September 1918. When his platoon was held up by severe machine gun fire he at once went forward alone, located the two guns, and by his immediate dispositons put the guns out of action and allowed the advance to proceed to the wire of the enemy line. Here he showed great courage and skill in organizing bombing parties to creep in and clear the line, under his leadership the platoon captured seven machine guns, killed about twenty five of the enemy in the trench along with the bayonet and bomb, and then pursued the remainder down 1,800 yards of trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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