William Harold Griffiths

Male 1895 - 1917  (22 years)


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  • Name William Harold Griffiths 
    Born 1895  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 24 Aug1915 
    Address:
    Scholey Street,
    Cessnock, New South Wales
    Australia 
    Military Honours First World War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William was awarded the following Decorations:
    British War Medal No. 33856
    Victory Medal No. 33616
    1914-1915 Star
    The above medals along with 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque and scroll "as a solace for bereavement and as a memento". Were presented to his parents William and Laura Griffiths. 
    Commemorative Scroll
    Commemorative Scroll
    In 1922 a Memorial Scroll was presented to the next of kin of those soldiers, sailors or nurses who died while serving in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) or Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the First World War. Later they were presented with a Memorial Plaque.

    The Memorial Scroll bears the Royal Coat of Arms and a message which includes a tribute to the soldiers who gave up their own lives that others might live in freedom.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1914 - 1918 Memorial Plaque
    1914 - 1918 Memorial Plaque
    The Memorial Plaque was presented to the next of Kin of those soldiers, sailors or nurses who died while serving in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) or Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the First World War.
    The large, round, bronze Memorial Plaque which was to accompany the Memorial Scroll shows Britannia and a lion on the front, surrounded by the inscription He died for freedom and honour. The full name of the dead soldier is engraved on the right hand side of the plaque. No rank, unit or decorations are shown, symbolising the equality of sacrifice of all casualties.
    War Service 24 Aug 1915  World War I Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William served in the 5th Pioneers of 30th Battalion, 8th Brigade, 5th Australian Division, A.I.F and was killed in Action on 13th of Oct 1917 during the battle Passchendaele II at Zillebeke,Ypres, Belgium. Details of the battle of Passchendaele II can be found at http://www.awm.gov.au/cms_images/histories/5/chapters/22.pdf He received the following decorations:
    British War Medal No. 33856
    Victory Medal No. 33616
    1914-1915 Star 
    Cause: Killed in Action at the battle of Passchendaele, Zillebeke,Yepres Belgium - 13 Oct 1917 
    Australian Imperial Force - Nominal Roll - William Harold Griffiths
    Australian Imperial Force - Nominal Roll - William Harold Griffiths
    First World War Embarkation Roll - William Harold Griffiths
    First World War Embarkation Roll - William Harold Griffiths
    The First World War Nominal Roll - William Harold Griffiths
    The First World War Nominal Roll - William Harold Griffiths
    The First World War Nominal Roll showing William Harold Griffiths.
    The Military Service Documents World War I of William Harold Griffiths
    The Military Service Documents World War I of William Harold Griffiths
    William Harold Griffiths World War I Service Record
    Occupation 24 Aug1915  Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fruit Carter 
    Address: 
    Died 13 Oct 1917  Zillebeke, Ypres, Belguim Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Was Killed in Action during the Battle of Passchendaele II at Zillebeke, Ypres, Belgium during the First World War.
    Buried Hooge Crater Cemetary, Zillebeke, Plot 4, Row E, Grave 8 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Hooge Crater Cemetery
    The Hooge Crater Cemetery
    William Harold Griffiths is buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillbeke,Plot 4, Row E, Grave 8.
    The Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillbeke is located 4 km east of Ypres (now Ieper) town centre on the Meenseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Menen.
    Person ID I7000  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2008 

    Father William Tobias Griffiths,   b. 1871, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Mossman, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Laura Ann Perry,   b. 1870, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1894  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1895 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1917 - Zillebeke, Ypres, Belguim Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hooge Crater Cemetary, Zillebeke, Plot 4, Row E, Grave 8 Link to Google Earth
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