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William Ernest GRIFFITHS

Regimental number454
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBookkeeper
Address49 Campbell Street, Moreland, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Essie Amelia Griffiths, C/o Mrs J B Lister, 37 Dress Street, Mt Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous ability and continued good service during period from 16th September 1918 to 11th November 1918. This Warrant Officer was originally Pay Sergeant to 39th Battalion A.I.F. and is now Chief Clerk in Divisional Paymaster's Office. His work has always been of the highest standard; at all times he has displayed the greatest tact and ability and has performed excellent work and rendered valuable assistance in the control of Pay matters of this Division. during the last 4 (four) months he has been in charge of the cash section of the Divisional Pay office and all financial statements have been prepared under his supervision. His assiduous application and devotion to duty have set a splendid example to the Pay Staff of this Division and his services are deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 August 1970
Place of burialParkes Cemetery

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