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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Tamworth
Albert Henry Griffiths was born in 1888 in Tamworth and was the son of Charles a sanitary pipe maker and the late Emma Griffiths née Barber of 83 Lichfield Street, Tamworth. His father Charles was born in 1854 at Tamworth and his mother Emma Barber was born in 1857 also at Tamworth, they were married in 1875 at Tamworth and went on to have 20 children, sadly 8 were to die in infancy or early childhood. His mother died in 1910 aged 53 yrs the death was recorded in the Tamworth Registration District. In the 1911 census his family are living at 83 Lichfield Street, Tamworth and are shown as Charles 56 yrs a widow, a sanitary pipe maker, he is living with his children, Alfred 28 yrs a coal miner, Louisa 17 yrs a paper bag maker, Herbert 12 yrs a tape weaver, Fred 10 yrs and Emma 6 yrs. Albert Henry Griffiths married his wife Sarah Ann Hardstaff on 29th October 1910 at the Basford Registry Office, they had two children, Albert Henry born 6th October 1910 and John born 7th February 1914 both born in Basford, they lived at 36 Vine Terrace Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family lived at at 36 Vine Terrace , Hucknall and were shown as Albert Henry 24 yrs a coal miner, loader he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 28 yrs and their son Albert Henry 4 months of age. Sarah later moved to 8 The Conner , Hucknall
He was a miner (loader).
23 Aug 1916
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501647 - CWGC Website
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Private
3rd Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Albert Henry Griffiths enlisted on 29th august 1914 at Hucknall, he gave his age as 26 yrs and 109 days, he was a coal miner. He was posted to the 6th battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 4th March 1915 and landed in France on 29th July 1915 he was wounded a gun shot wound to the head on 5th September 1915 and as a result returned to England on 24th September 1915 for treatment . He was promoted to Corporal on 9th March 1916 but was reverted to Private on 24th June 1916 due to misconduct. He returned to France on 7th July 1916 and was attached to the 9th battalion Essex Regiment on 14th July 1916. He died of wounds on 23rd August 1916 at hospital in Etaples and was buried at Etaples Military Cemetery.
Hs name is also commemorated on the war memorial at Tamworth Church
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Henry Griffiths - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle