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 had three children – William N, Hazel M and Eric G; Sarah died 1937. He married Gwendoline Amelia Butler in 1938 in Oswestry and together they had three children – Douglas G, Kenneth J and Graham.

Residence: In 1901 he lived with his family in Fox Lane, Broughall, Whitchurch; by 1911 they had moved to 5 Colliery Cottages, Ifton Heath, St. Martins, Shropshire. In 1939 he was living at Lyneal Villa, Ellesmere, Shropshire; at the time of his death he lived at Lyneal Mill, Lyneal, Ellesmere.

Employment: In 1939 he was a dairy farmer.

Died: 16 September 1956, in Ellesmere, age 58.

Other Information: His second wife, Gwendoline, had emigrated with her parents to Canada in 1924 but returned to the UK in 1929.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Rank: Private

Service Number: 20185

Date of Enlistment: 23 November 1914

Date of Discharge: 25 June 1915

Reason for Discharge: Discharged as being under age.

Medals and Awards

No medals awarded as did not see active service.

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