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Eric Neville Griffiths

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Neville AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffiths AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1182 AWMM
    • WWII 1182 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 September 1912 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married 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
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Percy and Nancy Griffiths, of Wellington; husband of Frances Marie Griffiths, of Wellington.

    Served in the in the International Squadron of the (Republican) Spanish Air Force in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1937.

    Wellington General Reconnaissance Squadron, 1939

    Staff Pilot in Air Observers school, Ohakea, 1940

    Test Pilot, No.1 Aircraft Depot, Hobsonville, October 1940

    No.4 General Reconnaissance Squadron, Fiji, November 1940

    Griffiths promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 1 January 1941 and was made Liason Officer to 70 Pursuit Squadron of the USAAF in February 1942.

    Air accident AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    23 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    NadiFiji AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suva Military Cemetery, Fiji AWMM 9. 133. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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