|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||42 College Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, R Griffiths, 42 College Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert and Johanna GRIFFITHS. Native of Balmain, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Found guilty, at sea, 27 March 1916, of breaking ship at Colombo: fined £5.
Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 17 April 1916, of being absent without leave, 11 April 1916: awarded 120 hours' detention, and forfeited 5 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Taken on strength, 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916.Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing in Action, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 1220514: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 219 Pte G. ONIONS, C Company, 60th Bn, 28 February 1917: 'I think I saw him killed by a piece of shell in our front line trench just before the charge at Fleurbaix on 19th. July. Things were very mixed up and I was in a hazy condition. I asked about him afterwards and several of my mates confirmed what I believed I had seen.'
Second statement, 2190 Pte G. ONIONS, C Company, 60th Bn (patient, 3td Southern General Hospital, Masonic Hall, Oxford, England), 26 April 1917: 'Informant states that on July 19th at Fromelles we were in the front line breastworks waiting to go over, when my friend Pte. Cecil V. Griffiths was shot in the head; he was killed instantaneously, I was knocked in the arm at the same time.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GRIFFITHS Cecil Vincent
Red Cross File No 1220514