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Lewis Henry GRIFFITHS

Regimental number2
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address'Haversford', Campsie Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 10"
Weight200 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Griffiths, 'Haversford', Campsie Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in New South Wales Field Artillery; New South Wales Lancers in South Africa (Boer War); 4 years in 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles; 6 years in Australian Army Medical Corps; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Discharge date21 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Discharged (medically unfit), 21 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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