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George Arthur Griffiths

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Griffiths AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1063 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 October 1891 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra NorthumberlandEngland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Patetere, Okoroire, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Griffiths (father), Patetere, Okoroire, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1063 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 Unknown 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
    • Died 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

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 March 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XI. B. 29A. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • 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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Sources

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