Alex had a Seniority date of 17.2.1943 so that may make him about 92 years of age at his passing.
Alex’s daughter, Christine Murdoch, advised Keith McCredden of Alex’s passing.
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Alexander Griffiths transferred to OTC from A.W.A. as Telegraphist, studied in the Cable School and then served at Cottesloe from 1954 to 1957 when he returned to Sydney for a refresher course. Alex went to Suva later that year.
Alex worked on the Apollo-Soyuz launch for OTC at Doonside in 1975
May He Rest In Peace
My regards to family
I knew Alex well
He was a lovely man
There are too many the old cable men going
Rest In Peace.
WHEN I BOUGHT THE CLUB HOTEL IN 1976 ALEX WHO WAS FOND OF FOSSICKING CAME TO EMMAVILLE.
WE WERE SHORT OF A FEW POWER POINTS IN THE KITCHEN.
ALEX WIRED THEM IN AND THEY ARE STILL THERE AFTER 40 YEARS
WE ALSO HAD ONE NIGHT ON THE BEER
REGARDS BARRY RILEY
Here is a pix of Alex taken at a re-union about 10 years ago.
Attended Alec Griffiths funeral this am. Greg Martyn also attended. Good to see Greg again.
Memories & Memorabilia really flowed over a cup of tea. Kris, Denis, Paul & one other (memory lapse) all very pleased to see us & met Grand/Great Grand children
Well attended & went very well. It was noted that a condolence message was received from Keith McCredden & on-behalf of his OTC work mates & OTVA.
The oldest daughter Kris really will miss her dad.
Except for missing the GPS instructions to exit & had to go back & heavy rain in patches, I was very pleased I made the effort to attend & bring a bit of comfort to their sad loss.
Sadly we have lost so many but it certainly has been a good innings.