25 June 2016

Burt Griffiths

The WWII group of four medals awarded to NX153037 Hubert Milford Griffiths came to me via an unusual source. A few months ago CPO Phil M, from the Defence Force School of Policing, sent me Burt's medals. It was easy to find Burt and his wife Mary. Burt was an author and they lived in Wentworth Falls. Their son Simon Peter Griffiths served in the RAN during the 1970s and 1980s.
I spent a lot of time looking for Simon but it wasn't until Anne found a death notice for him from 2003 that we changed direction.
Anne worked out the family connections of Burt's siblings and found the contact details of his niece Val. I've now been in contact with Val and will send her the medals shortly.
The returned medal tally is now 1839.

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