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David Howell GRIFFITHS

Regimental number6405
Place of birthCaramarthen, Wales
AddressHigh Street, Grange, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.25"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ruth Robert, High Street, Grange, South Australia
Previous military service4th Welsh Regiment (1 year 6 months)
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 20 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Date of death10 February 1920
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery (Plan 3, Row 13, Grave No. 105), Adelaide
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Carmarthew
Discharge date15 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Embarked Sydney, 20 March 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 24 April 1916, and taken on strength of Miscellaneous Reinforcements, Tel el Kebir, the same day.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 2 May 1916 (hemoptysis); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 5 May 1916 (pulmonary tuberculosis); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 23 May 1916; discharged, 23 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 24 June 1916; disembarked Adelaide, 23 July 1916; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 15 January 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 90 days (of which 125 days were abroad).

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFITHS David Howell

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