Charles Gilbert GRIFFIN

GRIFFIN, Charles Gilbert

Service Numbers: 4214, 121
Enlisted: 26 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Army Pay Corps (AIF)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 25 September 1894
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Illness (Tuberculosis), Melbourne, Victoria, 14 December 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Brighton General Cemetery, Victoria
Plaque at Springvale War Graves Springvale Victoria.
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4214, Melbourne, Victoria
14 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4214, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4214, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
15 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 4214, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Dec 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, Army Pay Corps (AIF)
13 Jan 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 121, Army Pay Corps (AIF)

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Previous Military service with 49th Infantry. Enlisted as Guner 2nd Brigade 5th Reinforcements No.4214. Then transfered as Corporal No.121 to Army Pay Corps No.1. Depot 14 Aug.1916 in U.K.

Buried at Brighton General Cemetery 15 Dec. 1917

Memorial  Plaque  at  Springvale  War  Graves,  Springvale  Victoria

"GRIFFIN.- On the 14th December, at his parents residence (as result of wounds received on Gallipoli) Gunner Charles Gilbert, dearly loved fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. S. Griffin, of  "Stanmore", Burke road East Malvern, and brother of Captain Frank, Lieut. George, and Corporal Stan Griffin (all on active service abroad), also of James, Roger, Donald, Winnie, Emma, Louise, and Maisie (Privately interred) Requiescat in peace." - from the Melbourne Argus 17 Dec 1917 (