William George Griffiths

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 1 July 1898 in Broughall, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of seven children born to George Griffiths, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Jane. He married Sarah Elizabeth Allman in 1925 in Oswestry and together they …

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Benjamin Frances Griffiths

Personal Details Born: 17 April 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 25 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of four children born to Robert Griffiths, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ann. …

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John William Griffiths

North Staffordshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: John`s birth was registered in the first quarter 1882 in Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to Samuel Griffiths, a tailor, and his wife Eleanor. No definite marriage can be found for …

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Campaign Medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …

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Whitchurch Memorial

War Memorial - Whitchurch, Shropshire

  I first started visiting the Battlefields, Cemeteries and Memorials of the Western Front some fifteen years ago. Three years ago I decided to research the names on the War Memorial in Station Road, that’s all they are names, carved …

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David Griffiths

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

David John Griffiths, born in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales on 21 October 1897, the second son of the late William Griffiths and Margaret Griffiths of 2 Tracey Cottage, Stoke Park, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Regiment : 1st/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), …

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Frederick Griffiths

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

Born in Hightown, Lancashire in 1893, the son of George and Hannah Griffiths of Coronation Villas, New Road, Lymm, Warrington.  Frederick’s father was a policeman serving with the Cheshire Constabulary. In the 1911 Census Frederick is shown as a dairyman. Regiment …

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