George Warwick GRIFFIN MC

GRIFFIN, George Warwick

Service Number: 4530
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton. Victoria., 18 November 1886
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: C.B.C. St. Kilda
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Natural Causes, Rep. Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, 7 May 1962, aged 75 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 4530, 23rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: RMS Malwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
23 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, 4530, 23rd Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Melbourne
29 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 23rd Infantry Battalion
20 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1

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Awarded the Military Cross for Conspicuous Gallantry between 15 Aug 1918 and 18 Aug 1918 at Herleville, France - READ MORE (

"4530 Corporal (Cpl) George Warwick Griffin, 23rd Battalion. An accountant from East St Kilda, Victoria prior to enlistment, Cpl Griffin embarked with the rank of Sergeant with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne on RMS Malwa on 23 April 1916. Later promoted to Second Lieutenant, he was wounded in action and invalided to England. Following his recovery he rejoined his unit and was promoted to Lieutenant. Wounded in action for the second time, he was again evacuated to England. Rejoining his unit once again, he was awarded the Military Cross. The citation reads in part "…this officer stands out for his high courage and best offensive spirit in his various hand to hand encounters with the enemy." He returned to Australia on 18 October 1919." - SOURCE (