George Arthur Griffiths was the son of George and Maria Griffiths, of 3 Burnt Wood. From the 1911 census father George was a coal miner. George Arthur had a younger sister, Doris. From a grave at St. Matthews, a brother James Richard died in 1910 and another sister Mary Esther who married Edward Beaven and died in 1913.
George Arthur’s death was announced in the County Herald, November 15, 1918:
The news of the death in action of Private George A Griffiths, son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, of 3 Burntwood, occasioned much grief in this locality. It appears from letters received that this young soldier was killed instantly, whilst facing the enemy. The deceased was much respected in Buckley. He was only twenty years of age, and had seen about six months active service.