Harold Walter Gooch Meyer-Griffith

Name

Harold Walter Gooch Meyer-Griffith

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/05/1915
36

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Major
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Attached as Officer Commanding Lines of Communication to the Allied Forces (Cameroon)

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Mentioned in Despatches, Croix de Guerre (France)

Cemetery/Memorial

FREETOWN MEMORIAL
Sierra Leone

UK Memorials

Memorial Plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

Pre War

Born on 9 Aug 1878 and christened on 23 Sep 1878 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire son of Walter Meyer and Helen Mary Griffith.

Wartime Service

Served in the South African War. He was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General, Sierra Leone in 1913 but resigned this position on the outbreak of WW1 and attempted to return to Europe but he was asked to stay in West Africa and served with the West African Frontier Force. He was killed in action when his supply column was ambushed near Wum Biagas, Cameroon by German forces and he led a charge to drive them off.

Mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 9 Dec 1916).

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Dick West