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George Warwick GRIFFIN

Regimental number4530
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAccountant
Address32 Westbury Street, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, George A Griffin, 32 Westbury Street, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During several days' minor operations he showed a splendid offensive spirit in numerous hand-to-hand encounters with the enemy. In a bombing attack he captured 300 yards of the enemy trench system but an enemy counter attack divided his company, and the position became critical. He at once led a party against superior numbers of the enemy,drove them back, and restored the situation by his determined action.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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