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William Alfred Griffin

Portrait from Weekly News; 10 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 10 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23035 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 13 St Benedict Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.A. Griffin (wife), 113 Cook Street, Auckland Central, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23035 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
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died whilst a prisoner of war AWMM
    • 15 February 1944 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Death from shooting by guard. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Griffin was the husband of Roie Althea Griffin, of Auckland.

    He died while a prisoner of war. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia AWMM 5. C. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I am going to call myself friend as he was my father's 'Cobber'.
    They were POWs together in Stalag XVIIIA. I have a photo of them conducting an Escape Auction together should anyone like a copy.
    Public - Carol - Friend - 1 August 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2224177
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 185 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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01 August 2021CarolWhangareiFriend

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