Info: Australian? Allied Unit,Lance Bombardier EDGAR MALCOLM GRIFFITHS 13455, Light Bty., FMSVF

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  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Any information would be appreciated.

    :poppy:

    Need assistance on Who/Where/What/How for this man who is on the Australian Commemorative Roll which is for those "Australians" who died in other Allied Services. If proved not to be "Australian" their names will not be removed from the Commemorative Roll however their details will be updated accordingly.

    I have researched the Air Force members but there are many more Land and Sea deaths in a myriad of different forces.

    There is not a lot of information on these people that can be accessed easily and I ask your assistance to fill in at least some of the gaps.

    Hopefully some relatives may see this thread and add more.

    I will make a different thread for each along the way as they may tend to get lost if clumped together.

    In Memory of
    Lance Bombardier EDGAR MALCOLM GRIFFITHS

    13455, Light Bty., Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
    who died age 30
    on 13 September 1943
    Son of Owen Thomas Griffiths and Mary Jane Griffiths, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY

    Commemorative Roll - Edgar Malcolm Griffiths

    Service number: 13455
    Rank: Lance Bombardier
    Unit: Light Battery
    Service: Federated Malay States Volunteer Force
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 13 September 1943
    Cemetery or memorial details: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar



    Federated Malay States Volunteer Force


    Nationality
    United Kingdom

    Japanese POW

    Died
    Age:
    30
    Date of Death:
    1943/09/13
    Place of Death:
    Thailand-Burma Railway
    Cause of Death:

    Source:
    CWGC
     
  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Wrong heading but the right body initially on this post!:redface:
     
  3. JonathanM

    JonathanM Junior Member

    GRIFFITHS E.M. [Edgar Malcolm] b.1913 Stoke-on-Trent. To Australia 1913: Sydney NSW. Mining Engineer, Anglo-Oriental Mining Ltd. L/Bombardier 13455 FMSVF Light Battery POW Singapore to Thailand with F Force. Died in captivity 13.9.43 Tanbaya of tropical ulcers.

    He was one of several hundred Australians who served in the Malayan Volunteers. A shame they are not collectively commemorated in Australia. The Malayan Volunteers Group hope to put this right.
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    GRIFFITHS E.M. [Edgar Malcolm] b.1913 Stoke-on-Trent. To Australia 1913: Sydney NSW. Mining Engineer, Anglo-Oriental Mining Ltd. L/Bombardier 13455 FMSVF Light Battery POW Singapore to Thailand with F Force. Died in captivity 13.9.43 Tanbaya of tropical ulcers.

    He was one of several hundred Australians who served in the Malayan Volunteers. A shame they are not collectively commemorated in Australia. The Malayan Volunteers Group hope to put this right.

    Thanks for the info Jonathon.

    The ones on the Comm Roll are only those who relatives have nominated.

    How many more Australians were there?

    They should be remembered.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  5. JonathanM

    JonathanM Junior Member

    Over 300 of them, Geoff. We have documented short biographical details of each and are building up the detail on this. No luck at all with the Australian War Memorial - their criteria not met because technically the Volunteers were British not AIF. Our Malayan Volunteers Group Western Australia members are working on a suitable commemorative plaque location there.
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Over 300 of them, Geoff. We have documented short biographical details of each and are building up the detail on this. No luck at all with the Australian War Memorial - their criteria not met because technically the Volunteers were British not AIF. Our Malayan Volunteers Group Western Australia members are working on a suitable commemorative plaque location there.

    If they had been nominated at the time, they would have been listed however I am advised that this "Roll" is closed for new nominees.

    All those on the Comm Roll did not serve with an Australian Unit.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Bump for member Susan Ahern

    I have sent pm to Spidge
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Geoff

    Came across this database on Ancestry recently and may help with some details - for example

    UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1628-1969
    Name: Lt Bdr Edgar Malcolm Griffiths (Should read L/Bdr Lance Bombadier)
    Death Date: 13 Sep 1943
    Death Place: Burma
    Event Type: Death
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    TD
     
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  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Thanks Clive!

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Thanks TD.
     
  11. Susan Ahern

    Susan Ahern New Member

    Bdr. Edgar Malcolm Griffiths, buried Thambuyzat war cemetery at end of Burma Railway, died of wounds there 1943
     
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