Griffiths, George Arthur

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. (The 1911 census tells us that George and  Maria had been married 28 years and she had given birth to 9 children, two of whom had died.)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.

George Arthur is remembered on the family grave at st. Matthew’s.

In loving memory of

James Richard

Son of

George and Maria Griffiths


Who died January 25th 1910

Aged 21 years

He brought down my strength in my journey

And shortened my days

Also Mary Esther

Beloved wife of

Edwin Beavan

And sister of the above

Who died February 21st 1913

Aged 22 Years

He giveth his beloved sleep

Also George Arthur

Son of the above

Who was killed in action in France

October 17th 1918

Aged 20 years

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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