Rank or Title
Date of Birth
24 Jan 1887
Date of Death
30 Apr 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte William Charles Griffiths, 29183, 9th Battalion Essex Regiment, was killed in action in France on April 30th, 1917. He was 30 years old.
His married sister Emma Mary received notification that her brother went into action on April 30th and was missing from that date. Worcester-born William was lodging at 2 Arthur Street, Houghton Regis, with his sister at the time of the 1911 Census and was working as a miller for her husband, Arthur James Smith.
William later became a tram driver in Luton before joining up and beginning training at Felixstowe in July 1916. By the time of William's death, Emma and her husband were living at Wynd Holm, Houghton Road, Dunstable.
Pte Griffiths is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour, but no address is given for him.