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James Aaron Griffiths

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Aaron AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffiths AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    James Aaron AWMM
  • Service number
    146671 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 July 1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    26 July 1921 Public - Catherine Jane - Child - 3 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand Public - Catherine Jane - Child - 3 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 37 Cowan Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E. Griffiths (father), 37 Cowan Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    146671 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Dawn (deceased); father of Owen, Sue, Aaron, Philip, Kerry, David, Nick, Catherine.

      Name incorrectly spelt as James Aagron Griffiths in Nominal Roll entry. AWMM
    • Grand Father to Lisa Smith, Kim Weatheral, Chris Bowden, Steve Bowden

      Great Grand Father to Cameron Smith, Brianna Smith, Amelia Smith Public - Cameron Allen - Other Relative - 26 June 2015 - None
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 June 2013 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 June 2013 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Dear James, I'm so sorry you died. If you were alive, I know you would be having a great time Cameron Smith
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  • Dear Dad, will specially remember you this 100th Anzac Day anniversary and will be wearing a medal in your honour. You were a great example for me in those last years of your life that you spent without Mum, such a strong man with a great sense of family which we all inherited from you both.
    Public - Owen James - Child - 21 April 2015
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  • Dearest Dad I remember, as a child, helping you to polish your medals on the days leading up to ANZAC Day. I recall feeling very proud of you and I know you took great pride in wearing them and marching in the ANZAC Parades. I miss you dearly and will be thinking of you, in particular, this very special ANZAC Day. All my love, always. Catherine
    Public - Catherine Jane - Child - 3 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 161 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 27 June 2013 AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 April 2015Owen JamesOrewa, New ZealandChild
03 April 2015Catherine JaneWellington, New ZealandChild

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