Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 338
[On letterhead of Military Forces of the Commonwealth, 2nd Military District, District Head-Quarters, Victoria Barracks, Sydney]
13th September 1917.
In confirmation of my telegraphic advice of 10th instant to R.C. Clergyman. It is with sincere regret I have to advise that your son No. 7247 Private J.P.G. Griffin, 13th Battalion A.I.F. is officially reported to have died from the effects of gunshot wounds head, arms, chest and legs, and compound fracture right leg, on the 31st of August 1917.
I am directed to convey to you the deep regret and sympathy of Their Majesties The King and Queen and the Commonwealth Government in the loss that you and the Army have sustained by the death of this Soldier.
[Signed:] A H Sandford
A.A.G. 2nd Military District.
Mr. T. Griffin,