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Victor Trevor Griffiths

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor Trevor AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffiths AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5419 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1913 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM 23 King George Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.C. Harris (mother), 20 Paice Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Motor Mechanic/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      Scar left ankle AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised in Alexandria, Egypt - pneumonia AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Myelofibrosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was attached to the Royal Greek Army 13 September 1942. Was promoted according to where he was sent.

    Arrived back in NZ on Tongariro.

    Victor Griffith's daughter writes: "Dad did not talk much about his time overseas. One thing he did tell us was that when he was hospitalised in Alexandria he could see the cemetery outside and he decided to take a walk to the large memorial stone when he was well enough. When he did he found his father's grave. His father had been injured at Gallipoli and died in this same hospital in Alexandria. Dad was able to take a photo of the grave to send home to his Mother." AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 November 1989 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Servicemen's cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph Data Entry Form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 71 AWMM
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