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Sidney George Griffin

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Portrait, Wakefield's Ealing, London, postcard stamped Post Card divided 212550, not franked front: 1918 Private Griffin in a studio pose, standing, hand in belt, lemon squeezer hat - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Wakefield's Ealing, London, postcard stamped Post Card divided 212550, not franked front: …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sidney George AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sid AWMM
    • Sydney AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3339 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 February 1890 AWMM PenrosePenrose AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 August 1915 AWMM Pokeno Valley, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Sidney John Griffin (father), Walton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

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 12/3339 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 21 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Creamery manager/Civilian AWMM
    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 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      146 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Awarded seven days Field Punishment No 2 for being "absent from billet after 9pm" in June 1917

    Sent to England for three weeks leave in 1918

    Returned to New Zealand on the Pakeha, leaving from Tilbury 12 April 1919 and disembarking at Wellington 30 May 1919.

    Name is recorded as Sydney George Griffin in Nominal Rolls. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 January 1964 AWMM
    Te KuitiWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Kuiti Old Public Cemetery, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 285 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
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