Griffith James (Griff) MORGAN

MORGAN, Griffith James

Service Number: 940
Enlisted: 25 February 1916, Wangaratta, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Buckland, Victoria, Australia, 1876
Home Town: Ovens, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Buckland State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action btwn 7-9 June 1917, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31. Buried in vicinity SE of Messines, between Bellheim Farm and Septime Buru - 700 yards to the south. Grave not located after war., Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bright Memorial Clock Tower, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)

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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 940, Wangaratta, Victoria
14 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 37th Infantry Battalion, C Company, Seymour Camp, Victoria
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 940, 37th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 940, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 37th Infantry Battalion
15 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 37th Infantry Battalion
17 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 37th Infantry Battalion
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 940, 37th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines
7 Jun 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 940, 37th Infantry Battalion

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