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Regimental number2028
Place of birthMontgomeryshire, Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor and engine driver
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Thomas, Carno, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the New Zealand Mounted Rifles; 2 months in the Field Artillery, Brisbane; discharged on application.
Enlistment date10 April 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date9 August 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 8 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 25 October 1917.

Transferred to 8th Training Squadron 1st Wing Headquarters.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kaier-i-Hind', 6 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 19 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 9 August 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death2 July 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRIFFITHS John Cyril

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