Alfred Rupert GRIFFITHS

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GRIFFITHS, Alfred Rupert

Service Number: SX5590
Enlisted: 17 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Melbourne, VIC, 30 November 1916
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Roseworthy Agricultural College
Occupation: Field Officer State Department of Agriculture
Died: Illness, Thailand, 24 May 1945, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
1 P 3, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Naracoorte War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX5590
17 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN SX5590, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Adelaide, SA
17 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX5590
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Rupert Lewis Griffiths, and Elsie Pearl Griffiths, of Thebarton, South Australia. Dip. Agr. (Roseworthy).

Roll of Honour Murray Bridge

Mr. and Mrs. R. L Griffiths, of Rose street, Thebarton have been informed that their younger son, Pte. A. R. Griffiths. 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, died of illness while a prisoner or war in Siam on May 24. 1945. Before enlisting Pte. Griffiths was a field officer of the State Department of Agriculture. His brother. Sgt. D. L. Griffiths, served for five years with the 2/27 th Battalion, AIF.

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