Griffiths, Alfred George

Dates:

War Service:
Corporal 129642 ALFRED GEORGE GRIFFITHS of No. 3 Special Company Royal Engineers died on 23 April 1917. The Royal Engineers Special Companies were responsible for the transport and deployment of chemical weapons (gas). He enlisted in Catford on 16 December 1915 at the age of 22 and was posted to the 11th (Lewisham) battalion Royal West Kents. Alfred was posted to the Royal Engineers in March 1916 with the rank of acting corporal. After being wounded in July and November 1916 he was eventually killed in action on 23 April 1917.

He is buried in Feuchy British Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Hilda’s church, Brockley

Details:
He was born in Brockley and lived at 189 Crofton Park Road. He had previously been a fitter's mate. His younger brother Ernest joined up at the same time. Ernest died in June 1917.

Source:
service record

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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