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Harold Joseph GRIFFITHS

Regimental number15244
Date of birth23 June 1896
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Francis H. Griffiths, Meadowlands, McIntosh's Creek, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets (Area 5A); 3 years in 15th Signal Troop, Australian Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date25 June 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Service Corps Reinforcement 31
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7732 Pte Francis Henry GRIFFITHS, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917; marched in to Army Service Corps Details, Parkhouse, 27 December 1917.

Transferred to 49th Bn Details, 12th Training Bn, Codford, 5 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 August 1918; taken on strength, 49th Bn, in the field, 17 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 6 April 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 28 April 1919.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 21 May 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 August 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsThere is no Embarkation Roll for Army Service Corps Reinforcement 31.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFITHS Harold Joseph

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