Māori › George Arthur Griffiths Born 12 October 1891 - Died 8 March 1917 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 24/1063 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Rifleman AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGeorge Arthur AWMM SurnameGriffiths AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberWWI 24/1063 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionMethodist, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth12 October 1891 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Northumberland, England Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM Patetere, Okoroire, New Zealand AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationThomas Griffiths (father), Patetere, Okoroire, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 24/1063 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 09 Oct 1915-22 November 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 31 AWMM Vessel was Tahiti AWMM Rifleman AWMM D Company AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM Died of heart failure AWMM Height, WWI AWMM 5' 4.5" AWMM Weight, WWI AWMM 154 lb AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Rifleman AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › George Griffiths was the son of T. Griffiths, of Patetere, Okorire Springs, Rotorua Line, New Zealand.Embarked Wellington, 10 October 1915; disembarked Egypt, 18 November 1915.Joined Western Frontier Force (to suppress Senussi uprising), 21 November 1915.Admitted to No 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, 3 January 1916; rejoined unit, 10 January 1916.Proceeded to Ismailia, 17 January 1916.Proceeded overseas to France, 6 April 1916.Found guilty, 11 June 1916, of being absent without leave; awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.Detached to Railway Construction Party, 8th Corps, 17 January 1917.Died, 8 March 1917 (heart failure caused by acute alcoholic poisoning).Father: T. Griffiths, Patetere, Okorire Springs, Rotorua Line AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death8 March 1917 AWMM Age 25 AWMM AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Death notes CemeteryLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XI. B. 29A. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember George Arthur Griffiths by laying a poppy. George Griffiths George Griffiths George Arthur Griffiths George Cruickshank Griffiths George Ernest Griffiths Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of George Arthur Griffiths Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy) Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-2016-2 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16789187 Further Reference A Street Near You record https://astreetnearyou.org/person/433155/- Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/433155 Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM Vol1: 285 AWMM NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. 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