William Henry Charles Griffin

Birth Name Griffin, William Henry Charles 1a 2 3 4a 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 20 years, 9 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1898-09-26 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   1b 4b 5b
Occupation 1917-08-00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Ironworker  
Military Service 1917-08-25 Victoria, Australia Fills out AIF enlistment. Needs parental consent but mother refuses so has sister, Evelina, forge consent of his mother.  
Residence 1917-08-25 Chelsea, Victoria, Australia Ella Grove, residence on AIF enlistment form  
Military Service 1917-09-10 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Joined AIF. Enlistment form signed 25 Aug 1917. 23rd Infantry Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917. Eric William Phillips, future husband of Evelina, also on Nestor. 6a
Military Service 1917-12-15 Port Said, Ash Sharqiyah, Egypt https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=4711809  
Military Service 1918-01-05 Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt AIF training in Egypt at Gabbari Camp near Alexandria prior to transport to Europe. https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=4711809  
Military Service 1918-01-13 Taranto, Puglia, Italy https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=4711809  
Military Service 1918-01-23 Southampton, Hampshire, England https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=4711809  
Military Service 1918-04-17 Etaples, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=4711809  
Military Service 1918-04-27 Morlancourt, Somme, Picardie, France https://vwma.org.au/explore/units/315  
Military Service 1918-10-04 Beaurevoir, Aisne, Picardie, France Wounded, likely near the villages of Montbrehain or Beaurevoir. https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=4711809  
Death 1918-10-05 Aisne, Picardie, France Army field hospital, presumably near Templeux-le-Guérard. 6b 6c 2 3
Burial 1918-10-08 Templeux-le-Guerard, Somme, Picardie, France Templeux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension. About 15 km from the collapsing Hindenburg Line where he was fatally wounded. 2 3

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William Griffin1850-03-221932-02-01
Mother Rachel Louisa Cooper1873-09-221951-05-24
    Sister     Lillian May Griffin 1892 1933-11-28
    Sister     Daisy Violet Victoria Griffin 1894-09-05 1965-07-00
    Sister     Florence Ada Griffin 1896 1983-10-02
         William Henry Charles Griffin 1898-09-26 1918-10-05
    Sister     Evelina Griffin 1901-03-02 1982-10-20
    Brother     James Morris Griffin 1903 1969-10-28
    Sister     Valerie Amelia Griffin 1908 1969-01-28
 
Stepfather George William Stap1890-02-001953-02-19
Mother Rachel Louisa Cooper1873-09-221951-05-24
    Half-sister     Ivy May Griffin 1912-06-12 1997-06-12

Source References

  1. Ancestry.com: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausbirthindex&h=1744125&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1898 Birth place: Melbourne, Victoria

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausbirthindex&h=1744125&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1898 Birth place: Melbourne, Victoria

  2. Ancestry.com: Web: International, Find A Grave Index
  3. Ancestry.com: International, Find A Grave Index for Select Locations, 1300s-Current
  4. Ancestry.com: Victoria, Australia, Birth Index, 1837-1917
      • Page: The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victoria, Australia, Birth Records
      • Page: The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victoria, Australia, Birth Records
  5. Ancestry.com: Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
      • Page: National Archives of Australia; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920
      • Page: National Archives of Australia; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920
  6. The Melbourne Argus
      • Date: 1918-11-30
      • Page: 1918 'THE 445th and 446th CASUALTY LISTS.', The Mildura Cultivator (Vic. : 1888 - 1920), 30 November, p. 14
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74811154

      • Source text:

        DIED OF WOUNDSPrivate W. H. Griffin, Clifton Hill

      • Date: 1918-11-26
      • Page: 1918 'THE PRICE OF PEACE.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 26 November, p. 7
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1402911

      • Source text:

        THE PRICE OF PEACE.VICTORIAN CASUALTIES.Lists Nos 445 and 446.Released yesterday by the Defence depart- ment "Casualty Lists Nos. 445 and 446 con- tain the following; names of Victorian mem- bers of the A.I.F., all of whom, unless other wise specified, are privates:- [...] LIST No. 446. [...] Died of Wounds [...] GRIFFIN, W. H. C. Clifton Hill, 5/10/18.

      • Date: 1918-11-30
      • Page: 1918 'THE 445th and 446th CASUALTY LISTS.', The Mildura Cultivator (Vic. : 1888 - 1920), 30 November, p. 14
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74811154

      • Source text:

        DIED OF WOUNDSPrivate W. H. Griffin, Clifton Hill