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Thomas GRIFFITHS

Date of birth29 September 1865
Place of birthPresteigne, Radnor, South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
Address36 Talbot Avenue, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinWife, Mrs T Griffiths, 36 Talbot Avenue, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceMSC
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentHON CAPT (GSO 3rd Grade)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).
Recommendation date: 4 July 1915

Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George


Recommendation date: 10 December 1916

Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George


Refers April-December 1915.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

KBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsAAG, AIF, 1916. Commandant, Administrative Headquarters, AIF, 1917-18 and 1919. Administrator of New Guinea, 1920-21 and 1932-34. Administrator of Nauru, 1921-27.

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