Thomas George Griffin

Name

Thomas George Griffin

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

23/04/1917

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
12896
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 5
France

UK Memorials

Welwyn Garden City Memorial, Howardsgate
Hatfield Hyde Village Memorial
St. Mary Magdalene, Church Memorial, Hatfield Hyde
All Saints Church, Datchworth Roll of Honour, All Saints Church, Datchworth
Not on the Watton-at-Stone memorials

Pre War

Born 19 February 1897 in Watton the son of John & Emily Griffin. 1901 living at The Wharfing Cottages, Stapleford and John was an agricultural labourer. He moved from Stapleford school to Datchworth in 1904. The 1911 census living with his sister (Edith Nellie & her husband) at West End, Essendon, Hatfield. His brother or brother in law and was a farm labourer.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Hertford into the Bedfordshire Regt and landed in France 27 April 1915. His home address was given as Hatfield. He is said in some records to be in the 4th Bn Bedfordshires, but it is perhaps more likely that he was in the 1st Bn when killed in the battle of Arras.

Acknowledgments

June Colegrove, Malcolm Lennox, Adrian Pitts, Pat Bird, Brenda Palmer