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George Griffiths

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffiths AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/540 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 March 1895 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.J. Miller (mother), Hope, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/540 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
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • George Griffiths was the son of Mrs. G. J. Miller (nee Griffiths), of Hope, Nelson, New Zealand. Born at Auckland. Served in Egypt, 1916. and on the Western Front, 1916-17. AWMM
    • Rifleman George GRIFFITHS NZEF Service # 25/540; Rifleman, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion. NZEF. Born Auckland, New Zealand. Son of Mrs G.J Miller (formerly Griffiths) - of Hope, Nelson District. Prior to enlistment for war service George Griffiths was a Farmer - at Hope, Nelson. George Griffiths enlisted for war service on 11 October 1915 - at Nelson. On 3 February 1916 he left New Zealand for overseas war service. Rifleman Griffiths served at Egypt (1916) and France & Belgium (1916-1917). Rifleman Griffiths was wounded in action at France (1916) and Belgium (1917). He was medically invalided to New Zealand, following war wounds received at Belgium, aboard HT 'Marama' - arriving New Zealand 21 November 1918. He was discharged from the NZEF on 22 March 1918. The following year - on 17 November 1918 - George Griffiths died at Murchison - of Influenza during the New Zealand Influenza epidemic. He was 21 years of age. George Griffiths is buried at Murchison Cemetery, State Highway 6, Murchison, Tasman. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 2 February 2020 - Military File : Archway (National Archives of New Zealand).
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    MurchisonNelson AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Murchison Cemetery, State Highway 6, Murchison, Tasman District, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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02 February 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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