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Regimental number633
Place of birthEnniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o D Fitzgerald, Coleraine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Griffin (on Active Service)
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 February 1917
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date15 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4739 Pte John GRIFFIN, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Suevic', 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 28 August 1917, and marched into 10th Training Batttalion, Durrington; marched into 9th Training Bn, 30 March 1918. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 13 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 14 May 1918; moved into the field, 16 May 1918; taken on strength of 37th Bn, 23 May 1918.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 25 August 1918; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918; admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 August 1918 (gas shell wound). Proceeded to England on HS 'Marguerite' for further treatment, 4 September 1918; admitted to Military Hospital, Boscombe, 5 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 24 September 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 9 October 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 15 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 November 1969

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