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Arthur Gordon GRIFFITHS

Regimental number4127
Place of birthDungog New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressDenie Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Griffiths, Denie Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military service13th Infantry
Enlistment date29 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operation of 11th August 1918, against RAINECOURT, East of AMIENS, this man displayed exceptional gallantry and ability in handling his Lewis Gun. When the left flank of his company was held up he worked his gun to the flank of the enemy position and bringing enfilade fire to bear, wiped out the enemy garrison. In carrying out this task he crawled with his gun a distance of 20 yards in full view of the enemy and in the face of intense enemy machine gun fire and sniping, in order to gain a position of cover. His courageous effort removed an obstacle which otherwise would have undoubtedly caused heavy casualties to his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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