Richard John Griffiths BAMPTON MID

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BAMPTON, Richard John Griffiths

Service Number: PA247
Enlisted: 3 September 1939, Port Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 10 June 1909
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, HMAS Parramatta, Mediterranean Sea, 27 November 1941, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 61, Column2 No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN PA247
3 Sep 1939: Enlisted Port Adelaide, SA
1 Jan 1942: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Awarded MID for good service during the Battle of Crete while serving on board HMAS Parramatta
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Full birth name was Richard John Griffiths Bampton Book/Page: 824/176

Son of Peter William Bampton and Catherine Elizabeth (nee Griffiths) Bampton; brother of Alma Olivean Bampton, Peter Aloysius Bampton, Annie Griffiths Bampton, Christabell Emily Bampton, Kenneth William Bampton, Basil George Bampton, Calrice Dardanell Bampton and Alice Kanowna Bampton

Husbalnd of Asta Lorraine Bampton of Sandwell, SA

While serving in the RANR he held the Bantam Weight Boxer for many years

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