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David Walker GRIFFITHS

Regimental number3054
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
AddressHorton Street, off Glenrossa Road, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2"
Weight109 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Norman Griffiths, Horton Street, off Glenrossa Road, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date16 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 48th Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 9 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1916; admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 8 August 1916 (shell shock); transferred to England, 9 August 1916, and admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolich, 10 August 1916 (moderately severe); transferred to Springfield War Hospital, Upper Tooting, 29 September 1916; to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 October 1916; discharged to furlough, 4 November 1916, to report to Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged, 10 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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