GRIFFIN, John William
(Service number 82064)

Aliases John William JACKSON
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 7 August 1881 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Fannie Wallcraft (friend), Hornbrook Street, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 43rd Reinforcements, A Company
Date 2 October 1918
Transport Matatua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 May 1943 Age 61 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 160, Plot 677
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John William Griffin was born on 7 August 1881, the eldest son of John Jackson Griffin and his wife, Harriet Perry née Higgs. John Jackson Griffin was from Portadown, Ireland, while Harriet Perry Higgs was from Aylburton, Gloucestershire. They married in 1873 in New Zealand and had a family of five sons and three daughters. At various times, the family went by the surname of Jackson, both John William and Henry enlisting under this name. Harriet Griffin died in 1894, two months after the birth of her eighth child.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 September 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [05 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 September 2020]; NZ Times, 1 May 1919 (Papers Past)

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