GRIFFIN, Edward James
(Service number 17711)
|First Rank||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||19 May 1883||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||45 Victoria St, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss Mary Griffin (sister), C/- Mr Martin (Accountant), Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||26 July 1916|
|Transport||Waitemata or Ulimaroa|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Devonmport, England|
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|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||1 January 1917||Reason||Due to contracting pulonary tuberculosis while on active duty|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||11 July 1918||Age|
|Place of Death||Rotoroa Island, Auckland|
|Cause||Died of disease|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials||2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall; SCRoll web submission from M Moore, 14 March 2015|
Born in Timaru, Edward served in the 9th Contingent in the South African (Boer) War. He reinlisted for World War One, but wasdischarged from the army due to contracting pulonary tuberculosis while on active duty in January 1917. He returned to New Zealand, dying on Rotoroa Island, Auckland on 7/11/1918, where he is possibly buried.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (19 MArch 2015); Paul McNicholl's list of additional names for the Tiimaru Memorial Wall (August 2013); SCRoll web submission from M Moore, 14 March 2015.
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Researched and Written by
Liz Shea (SC branch NZSG); Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)
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