Griffiths, John Alan

Service number:
201484
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Cadet;
August 16th, 1941: 2nd Lieutenant;
?: Temporary Captain;
May 1st, 1950: Lieutenant (seniority July 27th, 1945);
May 1st, 1950: Captain (seniority January 27th, 1950);
?: Honorary Captain;
January 27th, 1957: Major.

John Alan Griffiths also was awarded the Member to the Order of the British Empire (May 31st, 1956).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1946
Action:
Received in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Mediterranean Theatre.
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1949
Details:
Honorary Captain.
Efficiency Medal / Territorial Decoration
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
RAOC & KOYLI
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
RAOC & KOYLI
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
RAOC & KOYLI
Italy Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
RAOC & KOYLI
Defence Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
RAOC & KOYLI
War Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Captain
Unit:
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Details:
Permission to wear the decoration was granted on January 16th, 1947.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Christopher Griffiths
  • Photo: Christopher Griffiths
  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 29th August 1941, Issue 35262, dated 2nd September 1941
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 21st May 1946, Issue 37575, dated 23rd May 1946
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 14th January 1947, Issue 37853, dated 16th January 1947
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 13th September 1949, Issue 38713, dated 16th September 1949
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 25th July 1950, Issue 38978, dated 28th July 1950
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 26th September 1950, Issue 39026, dated 29th September 1950
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 25th May 1956, Issue 40787, dated 31st May 1956
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 25th January 1957, Issue 40985, dated 29th January 1957

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