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Benjamin GRIFFITHS

Regimental number3532
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Discharge date23 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Borda', 17 January 1916.

Taken on strength of 51st Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916. Transferred to Australian Divisional Artillery, Tel-el-Kebir, and taken on strength of the 112th Battery of 24th Howitzer Brigade, 16 March 1916. Transferred to 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Serapeum, and taken on strength of No 3 Section, 19 April 1916. Transferred to Artillery Training Depot, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Ionian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 15 June 1916; taken on strength of 10 Field Artillery Brigade, 30 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Hazebrouck, 10 June 1917 (gun shot wound, jaw); to Ambulance Train, 15 June 1917; admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 16 June 1917; transferred to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 16 June 1917. Embarked on HS 'Pieter de Conick' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 24 June 1917; admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 24 June 1917; transferred to Brook Street Red Cross Hospital, 11 August 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 1 November 1917, to march into No 3 Command Depot, 15 November 1917; moved out from No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 January 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Osterley', 31 January 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 6 July 1918. Discharged Perth, 23 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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