William Albert GRIFFITH

Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Cook
Enlisted
10-December-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
35
Status
Single
Service No
3923
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 9th Reinforcements
Embarked
19-September-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease
Date
21-January-1919
Place
Maubeuge, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Maubeuge (Sois-le-Bois) Cemetery, France
Notes

Name on ROH: W.A. GRIFFITHS

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Brother of 559 Private Harold Griffith.

 

William Griffith landed in France in February 1917. In September in Belgium his battalion played a major role at the battle of Polygon Wood. On 20 January 1919, shortly after returning to France from leave in England, he contracted influenza. He was admitted at the 5ith Casualty Clearing Station at Maubeuge and died there the next day from pneumonia. His record states, “Death due to illness attributable to military operation in the field.”

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