Percival Austin Griffiths

Percival Austin Griffiths

Male 1880 - 1949  (69 years)

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  • Name Percival Austin Griffiths 
    Nickname Percy 
    Born 1880  St Marys, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Record - Percy Austin Griffiths
    Birth Record - Percy Austin Griffiths
    Percy Austin Griffiths born 1880 at Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Gender Male 
    Military Honours World War I Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Percy was awarded the following decorations:
    1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. 
    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.
    Returned from Active Service Badge
    Returned from Active Service Badge
    Percy was issued RAS BADGE No.41744
    The ANZAC Commemorative Medallion and Badge
    The ANZAC Commemorative Medallion and Badge
    In March 1967 the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Holt, announced that a commemorative medallion and badge was to be issued to surviving members of the Australian Defence Force who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula, or in direct support of the operations from close off shore, at any time during the period from the first ANZAC Day in April 1915 to the date of final evacuation in January 1916.
    Percy's Military Records show that his Eldest son Kenneth Austin Griffiths Claimed the Medallion on his behalf
    War Service 28 Aug 1914  Enlistment - 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment - Service No. 491 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Percy Enlisted at Rosebery Park, Sydney, New South Wales
    Description of Percival Austin Griffiths on enlistment: age 34yrs 4mths, height 5ft 6.5 inches, weight 9 stone 3pounds, chest measurement 32.5 - 35 inches, eyes Hazel, hair Dark Brown, religion Roman Catholic. 
    Age: 34yrs 4 Mths 
    Address:
    Tattersalls Hotel
    Gilgandra, New South Wales
    Australia 
    Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll
    Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll
    Extract of Personal details of Percy Griffiths as they appear on the Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll.
    First World War Service Record of Percival Austin Griffiths
    First World War Service Record of Percival Austin Griffiths
    The First World War Service Record
    First World War Nominal Roll
    First World War Nominal Roll
    Extract from the First World War Nominal Roll showing Percival Austin Griffiths
    Percival Austin Griffiths
    Percival Austin Griffiths
    Percy Griffiths is the son of Jonathon Joseph Griffiths and Mary-Ann Agnes Bryant
    War Service 28 Aug 1914  1st Australian Light Horse Regiment Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promoted to the rank of Private 
    War Service 19 Oct 1914  !st Australian Light Horse Regiment Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promoted to the rank of Corporal 
    War Service 19 May 1915  Popes Post, Gallipoli, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Percy was wounded, shot in the jaw at Popes Post Gallipoli, Turkey and evacuated to the 15 General Hospital Alexandria Egypt. 
    War Service 01 Jan 1916  1st Australian Light Horse Regiment Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant 
    Percival Austin Griffiths
    Percival Austin Griffiths
    Percival Austin Griffiths
    War Service 05 Aug 1916  Battle of Romani - First World War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Percy was wounded, shrapnel in the leg at the battle of Romani.
    Battle of Romani
    04 August 1916 - 05 August 1916

    The battle of Romani, fought between 3 and 5 August 1916, finally put a stop to the Turkish threat to the Suez canal and marked the beginning of the British forces' drive out of Egypt and into Palestine. The British defences were sited admist a series of towering sand dunes, 35 kilometres east of the canal, which the Turks tried to outflank to the south early on 4 August. Initially, only the 1st Light Horse Brigade was in position to meet the Turkish attack. Heavily outnumbered it was forced to fall back but as the day progressed both mounted and infantry reinforcements steadily arrived, allowing the position to be stabilized around a massive dune known as Mount Royston, after the charismatic light horse officer Lieutenant Colonel "Galloping Jack" Royston. The position was held throughout the night and before dawn the next morning the 1st and 2nd Light Horse Brigades advanced on foot with the bayonet. Turkish resistance collapsed at this point, and large numbers of prisoners were taken. At 6.30 am fresh troops of the 3rd Light Brigade were turned loose in pursuit of the retreating Turks. 
    Died 29 Dec 1949  Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7110  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2014 

    Father Jonathan Joseph Griffiths,   b. 13 May 1851, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1898, Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mary-Ann Agnes Teresa Bryant,   b. 14 Aug 1852, Goulburn St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1905, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 25 May 1875  Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family C.E.A. Hall 
    Children 
    +1. Kenneth Austin Griffiths,   b. 19 May 1920, Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 2002, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. A.H. Griffiths
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F2215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1880 - St Marys, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Percy was wounded, shot in the jaw at Popes Post Gallipoli, Turkey and evacuated to the 15 General Hospital Alexandria Egypt. - 19 May 1915 - Popes Post, Gallipoli, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Percy was wounded, shrapnel in the leg at the battle of Romani. Battle of Romani 04 August 1916 - 05 August 1916 The battle of Romani, fought between 3 and 5 August 1916, finally put a stop to the Turkish threat to the Suez canal and marked the beginning of the British forces' drive out of Egypt and into Palestine. The British defences were sited admist a series of towering sand dunes, 35 kilometres east of the canal, which the Turks tried to outflank to the south early on 4 August. Initially, only the 1st Light Horse Brigade was in position to meet the Turkish attack. Heavily outnumbered it was forced to fall back but as the day progressed both mounted and infantry reinforcements steadily arrived, allowing the position to be stabilized around a massive dune known as Mount Royston, after the charismatic light horse officer Lieutenant Colonel "Galloping Jack" Royston. The position was held throughout the night and before dawn the next morning the 1st and 2nd Light Horse Brigades advanced on foot with the bayonet. Turkish resistance collapsed at this point, and large numbers of prisoners were taken. At 6.30 am fresh troops of the 3rd Light Brigade were turned loose in pursuit of the retreating Turks. - 05 Aug 1916 - Battle of Romani - First World War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1949 - Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1880.
      Surname Griffiths, Given Name Percy Austin, Index Year 1800, Father Jonathan Joseph, Mother Mary Ann T, Place of Registration Penrith, Registration Year 1800, Registration Number 22545.

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government, 1379/1875 and 1879/1875 (Reliability: 3).
      Marriages Registration number 1379/1875 and 1879/1875
      The marriage has been registered twice 1379/1875 in Newtown and 1879/1875 in Bathurst.


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