Griffiths, John Neville (Captain)

Accession Number 1DRL/0322
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker Griffiths, John Neville
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, France
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/899
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Captain John Neville Griffiths, RAMC, British Army, England, France, Belgium. Collection includes letters written by Captain John Neville Griffiths to his brother Guy in Sydney (Major Frederick Guy Griffiths, 14 Australian General Hospital), between August 1914 and November 1917.

History / Summary

This collection of letters contains numerous references to medical procedures and treatments. The letters convey John Neville Griffiths' interest in new ideas in medicine as well as his passion for aeroplanes and flying. Griffiths spent over three years in the Royal Army Medical Corps and his letters give an unusual perspective on military life in general, and life "at the front" in particular.

Biographical note: Captain John Neville Griffiths, Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army) attached 58 Heavy Artillery Group - killed on 30 November 1917, near Bapaume.